The King of Kindergarten

The King of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2019) – Hardcover

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It’s the first day of school! And the beautiful black lead of this story has nothing to fear, for he has two loving parents who have prepared him for his big day, imbuing him with positive messaging and boosting his self-esteem. I couldn’t help but smile at the joyous and celebratory illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton! Her depictions of the “King of Kindergarten,” starting from the cover art, exude joy and an infectiously self-confident young black boy!

Take-away message: This book will instill your child with pride and confidence to start their first day of school.

TAGS: male lead, Black, diverse characters, nuclear family, hardcover

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