Remember to dream your own dreams. Keep searching – you will find the right stories for you. Love your beautiful skin. This moving picture book honestly addresses the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, as well as providing hope for the future. Written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola as if speaking to his younger self, the narrative also delivers a poignant, empowering, and deeply affecting message to a new generation of dreamers.
“It distils the fierce heartache of racist injustice as well as a passionate sense of joy and hope for the future.”
“From the pain of systemic racism to the hope of the future, it’s an honest but largely uplifting read, aimed at children particularly.”
“A series of clever and witty illustrations matched with informative text guides the reader through a series of situations where they might encounter prejudice, and how to form strategies to overcome a situation before it becomes a problem.”
“This beautiful book also serves as a brilliant directory of work from black illustrators.”
This groundbreaking picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.
Remember to dream your own dreams
Love your beautiful skin
You always have a choice
This book addresses – honestly, yet hopefully – the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, as well as providing hope for the future, delivering a powerful message to a new generation of dreamers. It’s a message that is both urgent and timeless – and offers a rich and rewarding reading experience for every child.
To mirror the rich variety of the Black diaspora, this book showcases artwork from Dapo and 18 incredible Black illustrators in one beautiful, powerful, and cohesive reading experience.