Literacy Moguls Publishing is seeking 6 AA male co-authors and 20-25 contributors (AA males or AA females) for a new Anthology project--Black Boys See-- to be released in late summer 2018. This will be the sister book to the recently released anthology, Black Girls Hear.
There is a healing power in telling your story. So, imagine bringing stories together in one place so that others may benefit, wake up or just sympathize in a way they never could before.
People of all races see black children as less innocent, more adult-like and more responsible for their actions than their white peers. In turn, normal childhood behavior, like disobedience, tantrums and back talk, is seen as a criminal threat when black kids do it.
Social scientists have found that this misperception causes black children to be “pushed out, over-policed and under-protected,” according to a report by the legal scholar Kimberlé W. Crenshaw.
Teenage years are challenging in many ways. It is the time of great changes in life, and with the changes come pressure, worrying, uncertainty, and fear. Under such circumstances, sometimes a seemingly small incident can escalate into a major anxiety, which may engender a potentially self-destructive coping mechanism.
Our greatest wish for young girls worldwide is for them to feel supported. Girls today have great anxiety about the world in which they live in. It is our job as adults to take the time to really listen to what our young people are afraid of and then find ways that we can educate them and support them to make great choices and establish healthy coping skills.
This anthology seeks to lend this support by providing insight on the following topics (choose one):
Not Having Anyone to Talk to
Pressure to Be Perfect
Managing Anxiety About the World We Live In
Time Management & Goal Attainment
Opening Up to my Parents