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6/12/2020 - Jerrell Grimes' 2019 book Black Boys Don't Speak wins President's Book Award -presented by Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA). click here for more!
5/8/2020 - Poet & Author, Liz Moore released her debut book of poetry, Silence, No More.
4/30/2020 - Poet & Author, Kendra Robertson released her debut book of poetry Dear God, It's Me.
4/23/2020 - Spoken Word Artist, Matthew J. Keefe released his debut Spoken Word Album Therapeutic: The Tape. His new book of poetry therapeutic. was also released.
4/3/2020 - Hip Hop / R&B Artist, Chuck Ducez released On My Own (feat. Jerrell Grimes)
Black Boys Don't Speak was an outstanding read for me. I couldn't put it down! Its raw, informative, and just an important read especially if your struggling with making your identity. Your own footprint . I'm very proud of this young man. I hope he continues to explore his artistry with words and his goal to be remembered. Get this book today!
To expand on the comments I already put out there, this is an important book and that it was very well written! Before getting to read the book, I was drawn to the title Black Boys Don’t Speak with my son in mind who is very quiet and doesn’t have much to say! The content of the book was more than what I expected! I say it’s an important book because anyone who has been struggling with many aspects of their lives should consider giving it a read! It is interesting and informative in that a lot has been brought to light about the author. It explains the struggles and behaviors that have possibly resulted from everything that has been endured. If you are contemplating reading this book, pick it up! You will definitely learn something about this author and you may just learn something about yourself!
I really enjoyed this book, was a easy read. I respected the openness of Jerrell and the fact that he is able to speak his truth! [Will] def be looking out for his future work.
An excellent inspirational read for kids and adults. This book has several important messages about having a voice, being honest and speaking out, and many more issues that we face. One of the biggest issues kids face is not being able to discover their identity and not using their voice, which we need to reinforce this message to our kids, especially during their developmental years.
This book was amazing!!! I could not put the book down until I finished it!! I would highly recommend people to buy it!
Black Boys Don't Speak starts with me wanting to know the ending as soon as I read a chapter but I didn't go there. I'm not finished reading it yet but enough to give an honest review. It can teach us all, boys, girls and adults, that need to know, that it's ok to ask how we came to be apart of this world, where we fit in. I personally still need to know, so it really hit home for me and touched my heart. There's a lifetime of internalizing trauma and it's mentally draining. I'm finding out it's not just in the black communities, that keep secrets and ppl are still keeping their children in the dark from knowing where they came from, their heritage, and such.. WHY?!? It should be an open book and I'm glad that the Author broke the mold and wrote it so those who read it won't think twice and will pass the word on, so black boys and girls will start speaking up. It's a good read and although I haven't finished, I have already recommended that it be read! Great Book JG!