From legendary author and critic bell hooks and multi-Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes an acclaimed ode to Black boy joy, perfect for fans of I Am Every Good Thing and I Am Enough.
I be boy. All bliss boy. All fine beat. All beau boy. Beautiful.
Here a tight, exuberant story from two award-winning creators that captures the essence and energy of what it means to be a boy. Chris Raschka’s soulful illustrations buzz with a force that is the perfect match for bell hooks’ powerful words.
Praise for Be Boy Buzz: *‘This spare, poetic riff on young manhood plumbs the delights and contradictions of what it means to be a boy… Hooks’s rhythmic blend of brevity and eloquence launches Raschka’s trademark visual haiku… This life-affirming book will have readers as much ‘in love with being a boy’ as are its own utterly irresistible characters.’
—Publishers Weekly, starred review