This book is filled with all the things little brown boys LOVE. From dinosaurs to gardening there are no limits to what little brown boys can enjoy. This book shows the world what Brown Boy Joy looks like. Brown Boy Joy is an empowering story filled with affirmations. Inside you will find vibrant illustrations and rhyming text designed to capture the attention of children.
“I am Brown Boy Joy and I shine like gold. Smiling ear to ear I am fearless and bold!”
In a world where little Black boys grow up to be feared as men this book is needed to shift narratives. Brown Boy Joy was intentionally designed for Black children but helps build empathy and understanding among all children as they are exposed to realities different than their own. The world needs to see happy Black boys living their happy Black lives.
Featured in the Netflix original series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black voices
Brown Boy Joy was chosen for Bookmarks because it aligns with the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards in the Identify Domain. This book is endorsed by the Black Caucasus of American Library Association and Association for Library Service to Children as a result of the project.