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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.

Book Tony Medina Poetry 2020
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This beautiful book can boost readers' pride and self-esteem. The words and images in Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina depict black boys having a diversity of experiences and states of being. Sometimes the subjects of the poems and illustrations are regal or mystical; other times they are down-to-earth or downtrodden. In all cases, their humanity is evident. The artwork shows a great deal of variety in styles: soft pastels, expressionistic pieces with heavy strokes, surrealistic images, and graphic pieces.

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