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Black Brother, Black Brother is a well written book that speaks about systemic racism. It gives voice to teens who experience disenfranchisement and empowers them to find ways to overcome this very real struggle. The book can also encourage others who are outside looking in, to look inwards to question the role they play to perpetuate this problem. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially to teachers to include in their social justice curriculum.
I ordered three books for my 12-year old son. I wanted to start the conversation about race and privilege but wasn’t sure how. We ordered three books and this was the first one. He loved it even though it was challenging, but he is beginning to acknowledge his perspective is vastly different, and that knowing that his friends and peers will experience circumstances differently than him is helping him understand what’s happening in our community. I highly recommend this book.
Wow did this book come out exactly at the right time in our history. I gave this to a 17 year old active reader and she said "its was the best 2 day read , yet!!" And that is saying a lot as she always has her nose in a book. I highly recommend this book and think it should be in every classroom in America!
Donte is seen as a troublemaker because he's black. Trey is the sports good kid because he's white. They're brothers. Blood brothers. One taking after their mom. The other after his dad. When Donte finds his place in fencing, he's finally found what can break the negative outlook on him, that's only there, because he's black, in an all white school. This was a good book.
Black Brother, Black Brother is one of the best middle grade novels that I have read in a long time. The book centers around two brothers. One who presents as white, and the other as black and their journey to compete in a fencing competition. I couldn’t put this book down and my brain couldn’t stop turning as I thought of all the conversations that could be started with this book. Go buy this book and read it. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. If you’re a teacher this would be a great addition to your library.
This book was so good. I have been reading my kids book to ensure they are age-appropriate. This is a book for all ages. Bought this as my son needs to be able to see himself as the character in books. Representation matters. This book hit the mark and beyond. It really is for all children and ethnicities to learn the impact that how we treat others really does matter. Words can impact us for a lifetime and we should be teaching kindness and inclusion.
I’ve been looking for books that feature biracial main characters. I just fell in love with this family, the brothers, their parents. It’s an honest, relevant story that leaves you feeling hopeful, even as it might break your heart with - or open your eyes to - the inherent inequality of our cultural “norms”.