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A Boy and His Mirror by Marchánt Davis
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A Boy and His Mirror by Marchánt Davis
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Jan 03, 2023 | ISBN 9780593110553

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“Bright, evocative acrylic illustrations bring Chris and his diverse group of peers to life as he learns to love and accept himself. . . . Empowering message. . . . The highly textured illustrations work in conjunction with the lyrical text across the double-page spreads, moving the story along at a steady pace. A rousing display of pride and self-love and a reminder of the importance of kindness.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Inclusivity begins with self-assurance and connection, suggest Davis and Bobo in this expressive rhyming ballad centering a Black child with long curls. . . . Final scenes present youth of varied skin tones beaming as they energetically race around the playground. Realistic acrylic and digital artwork incorporates geometric patterns while foregrounding the protagonist’s emotions as they grow toward confidence.” —Publishers Weekly

“In Davis’ story of celebrating our differences, being open-minded, and taking pride in what makes each of us unique, Bobo’s vivid and lively illustrations feature a gorgeous palette of blended and complementary shades and a spectrum of skin tones and hair textures. A love letter to natural hair and being proud of our cultures and family.” —Booklist

“This picture book debut helps readers reconcile who they are with how others perceive them, suggesting that by being accepting and kind with a positive and appropriate self-loving attitude, the same can be brokered in others. . . . The art carries the emotions of the main and secondary characters with facial and body gestures that will connect with young readers. . . . A forthright picture book that helps caregivers and teachers talk about identity with young readers.” —School Library Journal

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