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The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy is a children's book that vividly illustrates the joy possessed by little black boys.
The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy is a children's book that vividly illustrates the joy possessed by little black boys.
193 backers pledged $9,102 to help bring this project to life.

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    Your support will be "joyfully" appreciated. Backers at this amount will receive:
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    The Mandela

    For every year that Nelson Mandela spent in jail simply for seeking his freedom and that of all Black people in South Africa during Apartheid, backing us at this level will provide you with:
    • one copy of "The Joy of Being A Little Black Boy"
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    The Philando

    Honoring the young, black man who was murdered by a frightened police officer in St. Paul, MN, backing us at this level provides:
    • one copy of "The Joys of Being A Little Black Boy" for you; and
    • one copy of "The Joys of Being A Little Black Boy" donated to students in the St. Paul Public School district

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    Double-Up

    We hear you! You have need more than copy. You have more than one black boy in your life who needs an advanced copy. This is for you:
    • two (2) copies of "The Joys of Being A Little Black Boy"
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    The Roy

    Named after "The Joys of Being A Little Black Boy" adventurer, after making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 Copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" for you
    • 4 Copies of The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy will be donated to Chicago Public School students.
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    The Chris Turner

    Titled after our amazing illustrator, after making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 Copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" for you
    • 4 Copies donated to Dayton Public School students
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from Chris Turner, our illustrator.
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    The LaQuan

    Titled in memory of LaQuan McDonald, a young man who was also an Illinois Ward-of-the-State shot 16 times and killed by the Chicago Police Department. After making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 Copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" for you
    • 10 Copies donated to children who are in foster care or wards of the State within the Illinois Department Human Services.
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from our illustrator.
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    The Tamir

    Named in memory of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy who Ohio Police saw as a man and shot and killed, after making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 Copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" for you
    • 15 Copies donated to Cleveland Public School students
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from illustrator
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    The Trayvon

    Named in memory of Trayvon Martin, a Black boy who was stalked and killed by a white man who saw him as a criminal merely for his black skin and hoodie. After making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 Signed copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" for you
    • 30 Copies (1 classroom set) donated to Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from illustrator
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    The Emmett

    Named in memory of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched by white men. After making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 signed copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" autographed by the author and illustrator
    • 60 Copies (2 classroom sets) donated to students in South Side Chicago Public Schools
    • A limited edition 24x36 poster signed by the illustrator
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from illustrator
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    The Barack

    Named in celebration of “our” President, after making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 signed copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" for you autographed by the author and illustrator
    • Dinner with the Hurston Media camp (we're pretty cool people)
    • 120 Copies (4 classroom sets) donated to students in South Side Chicago Public Schools
    • A limited edition 24x36 poster signed by the illustrator
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from illustrator
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    The MLK

    Named in celebration of the beloved civil rights hero who was assassinated by a white supremacist while on the balcony of the Loraine Motel, after making this pledge you will receive:
    • 1 signed copy of "The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" autographed by the author and illustrator for you
    • 150 Copies (5 classroom sets) donated to students in Atlanta, Chicago and/or Cleveland
    • A classroom reading, panel discussion, and/or speaking engagement w/ book signing from the publishers, author and illustrator (city of your choice)
    • A limited edition of an 24x36 poster signed by the illustrator
    • A Thank You postcard w/exclusive art from illustrator
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