Roy Cover

This children’s book, written by Valerie Reynolds, a Black author, and illustrated by Chris Turner, a Black illustrator, tells the story of great Black men who were once just little joyful Black boys. 

"The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy" is a vividly illustrated, Black history-based children’s book that brings to life Roy, a joyful Black character. Roy will take your sons, daughters, and students on a biopic journey of joy with some of the world’s most notable Black men – who, lest we forget – were all at one time young Black boys.

The goal of this book is to remind little Black boys who they are and from whom they come. This book was also written to illuminate the humanity of Black boys and remind everyone that we are more alike than we are different.

Brought to you by a successful Kickstarter campaign, we also offer limited edition posters, buttons and postcards to help you celebrate and share #BlackBoyJoy far and wide.