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Welcome to our Inaugural BookPower Review, presented by Tutu's Storybooks. Our first featured title for 2024 is 'BROS.' We are so excited to kick things off with an ode to #blackboyjoy!
Written by the well-known author, Carole Boston Weatherford and Illustrated by Reggie Brown. Published by Candlewick Press.
Releasing March 12, 2024.
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BROS does not depict your stereotypical Black urban narrative. It is set on the backdrop of a lush landscape with a seemingly never-ending play area. It characterizes five "bros" of differing sizes and abilities also representing a range of skin complexions, hairstyles, and interests. And, it is written with simple language, mostly 2-3 word sentences per page. This is also a good book for explorin
Okay, BookPower Detectives, what themes or topics have you noticed from the illustrations?
YES, friendship, free play, cooperation, creativity, and humor/joy. Good job noticing themes, BookPower Detectives!
So here are some other themes our in-house team of Youth BookPower Reviewers noticed: Black Joy, Body Positivity, Gender Norms, Persons with Disabilities, Inclusive Skin Tones, and Unity.
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