My Red, White, and Blue

My Red, White, and Blue
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A powerful story about the mixture of pride and pain that one Black family finds in the American flag, and an invitation for each of us to choose how we relate to America, its history, and the flag that means so many things to so many people.

"With engaging, lyrical text, and breathtaking art...the book fits precisely into conversations today about Black identity in America...a bold reminder that [the flag] belongs to everyone." -Ebony

What does the American flag mean to you?

For some, it's a vision of hope and opportunity. For others, it represents pain and loss. And for many, it's more complicated than that--a symbol of a nation where the basic ideas of freedom and equality are still up for debate.

From slavery and segregation through Rosa Parks and Barack Obama, the history of Black people in America is a mixture of pride and pain. And while the flag might mean different things to different people, with some choosing to kneel and others to salute, ultimately, it is up to each of us to decide: the American flag is ours to see and relate to as we choose.

In this powerfully validating story that showcases many facets of Black American history through the eyes of a young Black boy in conversation with his grandfather, we are all invited to choose how to relate to America, and to the flag that means so many things to so many people.

Praise for My Red, White, and Blue

"An effective and necessary look at patriotism, history, protest, pride, and using your voice. The beautiful art adds so much to the text." -Teen Librarian Toolbox

"Essential...This overview of Black history in America is an indispensable new classroom conversation-starter." -We Are Teachers

ISBN: 
9780593525708
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Binding: 
Hardcover
Publication Date: 
January 17, 2023