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Black boy joy / edited by Kwame Mbalia ; stories by: B.B. Alston [and 16 others].

Mbalia, Kwame, (author,, editor.). Mbalia, Kwame. The griot of Grover Street: part one. (Added Author). Mbalia, Kwame. The griot of Grover Street: part two. (Added Author). Mbalia, Kwame. The griot of Grover Street: part three. (Added Author). Giles, Lamar, 1979- There's going to be a fight in the cafeteria on Friday and you better not bring Batman. (Added Author). Alston, B. B. "The McCoy game". (Added Author). Winter, Julian. The legendary Lawrence Cobbler. (Added Author). Reynolds, Jason. First-day fly. (Added Author). Hooper, Don P. Got me a jet pack. (Added Author). Atta, Dean. Extinct. (Added Author). Coles, Jay. Epic adventure. (Added Author). Johnson, Varian. The definition of cool. (Added Author). Okungbowa, Suyi Davies. Five thousand light-years to home. (Added Author). Onyebuchi, Tochi. Coping. (Added Author). Johnson, George M. (George Matthew), 1985- The gender reveal. (Added Author). Sanders, DaVaun. Kassius's foolproof guide to losing the turkey bowl. (Added Author). Randall, Julian. But also, jazz. (Added Author). Reynolds, Justin A. Our dill. (Added Author). Clark, P. Djèlí. Percival and the jab. (Added Author). Craft, Jerry. Embracing my Black boy joy. (Added Author).

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The griot of Grover Street: part one / by Kwame Mbalia -- There's going to be a fight in the cafeteria on Friday and you better not bring Batman / by Lamar Giles -- "The McCoy game" / by B. B. Alston -- The legendary Lawrence Cobbler / by Julian Winters -- First-day fly / by Jason Reynolds -- Got me a jet pack / by Don P. Hooper -- Extinct / by Dean Atta -- Epic venture / by Jay Coles -- The definition of cool / by Varian Johnson -- The griot of Grover Street: part two / by Kwame Mbalia -- Five thousand light-years to home / by Suyi Davies Okungbowa -- Coping / by Tochi Onyebuchi -- The gender reveal / by George M. Johnson -- Kassius's foolproof guide to losing the turkey bowl / by DaVaun Sanders -- But also, jazz / by Julian Randall -- Our dill / by Justin A. Reynolds -- Percival and the jab / by P. Djèlí Clark -- Embracing my Black boy joy / by Jerry Craft -- The griot of Grover Street: part three / by Kwame Mbalia.
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From seventeen acclaimed Black male and nonbinary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.
"Black boy joy is…Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit. Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race. Finding your voice—and your rhymes—during tough times. Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching. And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood." -- Dust jacket.
Subject: African American boys > Literary collections.
African Americans > Literary collections.
Boys > Literary collections.
American literature > African American authors > Collections.
Genre: Short stories.

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