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Summary

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. 

Hey black child, 

Do you know who you are? 

Who really are? 

Do you know you can be 

What you want to be 

If you try to be 

What you can be? 

This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates Black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 Useni Eugene Perkins (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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A poem that for all vulnerable little ones in the world

A true inspiration to my child and me her mother the saying is true the pen is mightier than the sword

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  • 16-03-21

not a book

please understand this is not a book. before making your purchase this is only 5 minutes long. so please read before you use your credits.

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  • N. Stokes
  • 08-07-20

Beautiful and powerful!

Beautiful and powerful! I love Payton's delivery and emotion which contributed to the poem. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-20

love love love it!

I wish I heard this more as a child! Touches my soul every time I hear it. Now I'm sharing it with my son. Continue to keep this one alive.

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  • Carol Regina Burns
  • 19-08-19

Awesome

Amazing inspiration for Children of color. Thanks Loved it! I downloaded it for my grandsons

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  • Jasmine Young
  • 07-08-19

I strongly recommend

Ny children loved everything about it. I think I'm going to let them listen to it every day! ❤ it's very uplifting to them!