Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
 Author: Williams, Alicia R.

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 952065 ISBN: 9781534495296
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 African Americans -- Fiction
 Race relations -- Fiction
 Growth -- Fiction
 Conduct of life -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

As a little boy grows into a bigger boy, he first must have the difficult conversation Black families have with their sons, warning them about the challenges they face due to racism.

 Illustrator: Uchendu, Briana Mukodiri
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518428

 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2023

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/22)
   Booklist (09/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2022 In a heartbreakingly important picture book, award-winning author Williams explores a boy’s desire to grow up against the backdrop of his parents’ concern over one day giving him “The Talk” that Black parents have to have with their children. Perfectly juxtaposing the Black Boy Joy of running, hanging out with friends and grandparents, and play-driving cars with the realities of racism and prejudice, Williams and debut illustrator Uchendu offer a book that thoughtfully addresses an all-too-common topic. This book does not easily fit into an age range—the prose is conversational and light, but as the protagonist grows throughout the pages, older readers will still feel represented and invested in the story. Read this with younger readers who may not have had the Talk yet, or read it with older kids to discuss what it was like before the Talk. The warm illustrations hint at the racism the protagonist experiences but more prominently capture the love he feels in his home, and the focus on characters over setting allows for Williams’ words to soar. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

View MARC Record