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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:38
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9780578917788

Dear Black Boy

by Dr. Cheri Langley View author's profile page

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Overview
Dear Black Boy is primarily a book for parents, caregivers, and trusted adults to begin a conversation surrounding race in America with their children. Although this book was not specifically written for children, it is our hope that the content in this book will create conversation between parents and their children, as well as community leaders and the communities they serve, in an effort to promote healing that has been caused by generations of racial trauma.
Description
Dear Black Boy is primarily a book for parents, caregivers, and trusted adults to begin a conversation surrounding race in America with their children. Although this book was not specifically written for children, it is our hope that the content in this book will create conversation between parents and their children, as well as community leaders and the communities they serve, in an effort to promote healing that has been caused by generations of racial trauma.
About the author
Cheri Langley, PhD, MPH, CHES, is a wife to her husband of 11 years and a mother of two young black children including her 6 year old daughter and her 4 year old son. She is a self-proclaimed writer and an advocate for social and political justice. Her life work has been working with socially disadvantaged populations, particularly black adolescents and their families. For the past 20 years, Dr. Langley has been involved in practice and research involving HIV/AIDS and STI awareness and prevention and adolescent youth risk behavior. Dr. Langley also has a great deal of experience in community based participatory approaches particularly in underserved and minority populations. She is a lover of Jesus Christ who believes that all men should be created equal regardless of their past or present circumstances and particularly, regardless of their race or ethnicity. It is her life work to create social change in the environment around her through her work in the behavioral sciences as well as her work through the written word. As a native of Louisville, Kentucky, she currently resides in the area with her husband and two children.
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