A Year of Black Joy: 52 Black Voices Share Their Life Passions

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A Year of Black Joy: 52 Black Voices Share Their Life Passions

By  Jamia Wilson , Illustrated By  Jade Orlando
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An uplifting and empowering illustrated anthology of joyful contributions from 52 contemporary Black voices, including chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley, scientist Dr. Raven the Science Maven, and award-winning author Patrice Lawrence.
 
Curated by award-winning author Jamia Wilson, A Year of Black Joy celebrates the joy, talent, and contributions of 52 Black people from around the world. By sharing the many layers and dimensions of Black life and contributions that exist outside of trauma, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to share their joy too. Each contributor is an expert in their own field, and the book covers a multitude of topics, from astrology and astronomy to beekeeping and baking.
 
The collection includes an entry for every week of the year, and each contribution is tied to a particular season, event, or celebration. An illustrated, nonfiction component to each entry—such as a guide to healing plants or a tour of the night sky—lets readers dive further into the activity. Presented in a beautiful hardcover format and featuring stunning full-color illustrations from Jade Orlando, AYear of Black Joy is a book to be treasured for years to come.

Jamia Wilson is a feminist, activist, writer, and speaker based in New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and the Washington Post. She is the author of This Book Is Feminist; Young, Gifted and Black; Step into Your Power; Big Ideas for Young Thinkers; and the ABC’s of AOC.

ISBN: 9781419767784

ISBN-10: 9781419767784

Publisher: Magic Cat

Publication Date: 10/10/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/10/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional