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Be Boy Buzz
by bell hooks, Illustrated by Chris Raschka

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    List Price: $7.99 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Board book
    Classification: Children’s
    Page Count: 32
    ISBN13: 9781484788400
    Imprint: Jump At The Sun
    Publisher: Jump At The Sun
    Parent Company: Jump At The Sun

    Book Description:
    I be boy. All bliss boy. All fine beat. All beau boy. Beautiful. Famed author bell hooks brings us a tight, exuberant story that captures the essence and energy of what it means to be a boy. Chris Raschka’s soulful illustrations buzz with a force that is the perfect match for these powerful words. Praise for Be Boy Buzz: *"This spare, poetic riff on young manhood plumbs the delights and contradictions of what it means to be a boy. . . . Hooks’s rhythmic blend of brevity and eloquence launches Raschka’s trademark visual haiku. . . . This life-affirming book will have readers as much ’in love with being a boy’ as are its own utterly irresistible characters."
    -Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "[The] poetry is rhythmic and rolling, each word finessed to fit the pulse of [hooks’s] verse. The lilt of the language is contagious, begging to be read aloud. . . . Raschka’s mixed media illustrations are an energetic dream. . . . Buy it for the boys and all those who love them."
    -Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

    "[A] pleasing and affirmative visual and textual interpretation of what it means to be a little boy: be boy buzz, indeed."
    -Kirkus Reviews

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