Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice
Product Code: 8426
ISBN: 9781947888081
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Flyaway Books
Pages: 40
Published Date: 09/22/2020
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.00

“Dad, what happened?”
“Why are they shooting?”
“What is this vigil for?”

The shootings keep coming, and so do Jeremiah’s questions. Dad doesn’t have easy answers, but that doesn’t mean he won’t talk about it - or that he won’t act. But what if Jeremiah doesn’t want to talk anymore? None of it makes sense, and he’s just a kid. Even if he wants to believe in a better world, is there anything he can do about it?

Inspired by real-life events, this honest, intimate look at one family’s response to racism and gun violence includes a discussion guide created by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, a multicultural center and museum committed to promoting respect, hope, and understanding.

A portion of the publisher’s sales proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that facilitate the empowerment of Black communities.

Ages 7 to 9

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Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

Named a "Must-Read Book About Race" by Essence

"Jeremiah's reactions serve as a starting point for facilitating discussions about racism and violence against Black people." - Publishers Weekly

"Essential reading...touches on the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Edwards, and more, but manages to end on a hopeful note, providing a gentle way of broaching the topic with kids." - D Magazine

“There’s a candor here that’s not always found in picture book treatments of social issues and racism, and the specificity mirrors conversations likely held in many households.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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