Read our MiJa Book’s review of I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy!
Finally a gloriously designed and joyful, colorful picture book to celebrate our little Black boys with LOVE! Meet our newest character, Joshua! He is a little boy who has big dreams and ideas as BRILLIANT as the stars! With all of his good friends, Joshua’s days are filled with adventures where books, a telescope, a red-superhero cape, rhyming hip-hop verse, twinkling fireflies that light up the magical summer skies above a card board fort in the park— and so much more — is just what boyhood innocence and imagination is all about. Kind, smart, creative and always thinking— Joshua learns that through studying, good deeds, working hard and aiming to be brilliant . . . we can really shine! He’s the perfect role model for all kids.
About the Authors:
Betty K. Bynum is an actress, writer, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. She authored the popular I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! and I’m a Lovely Little Latina! children’s picture books. When pondering the overwhelming demand to do a book for boys, her challenges were quelled by the talents of her amazing son who brought the qualities of his precocious boyhood to the pages of this book and to whom she remains ever grateful.
Joshua B. Drummond is an actor, writer and hip-hop music composer. An honors student and National Society of High School Scholars lifetime inductee, he has been writing award-winning stories since the 2nd grade! His current works include a Sci-fi/adventure novel, two screenplays and numerous songs. An avid swimmer and beach lover, he currently attends college in Southern California.
About the Illustrator:
Brian McGee has worked with major film and television companies around the world. His talents as a character artist, painter, storyboard artist and master colorist define him as one of today’s most sought after illustrators.