When We Say Black Lives Matter

Author(s): Maxine Beneba Clarke

Picture Books

Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter,we're saying black people are wonderful-strong. That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,and that history's done us wrong. From birth to the end of school, in joy and in sorrow, on the trumpet and the djembe, at home and in the community, a black child's parents remind him why Black Lives Matter. A gorgeous and essential picture book for children of all ages from bestselling and award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.In When We Say Black Lives Matter, a black child's parents explain what the term Black Lives Matter means to them: in protest and song, in joy and in sorrow. I see this picture book as an act of Black Love - I was inspired to write and create it when thinking about how to explain the concept of Black Lives Matter to the young African diaspora kids in my extended family, living in over eight different countries across the world - including America, Australia, Germany, Barbados and England. - Maxine Beneba Clarke, on writing WHEN WE SAY BLACK LIVES MATTERA portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.


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Shortlisted for the ABIA Children’s Picture Book of the Year (ages 0-6) 2021


General Fields

  • : 9780734420428
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : 0.3
  • : March 2020
  • : 1 Centimeters X 24.2 Centimeters X 31.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 16
  • : 823.92
  • : en
  • : 2011
  • : Hardback
  • : Maxine Beneba Clarke