You So Black
by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D., Illustrated by London Ladd
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2023
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Denene Millner Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
Based on Theresa Wilson’s (a.k.a. Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.’s) beautiful, viral spoken word poem of the same name, You So Black is a picture book celebration of the richness, the nuance, and the joy of Blackness.
Black is everywhere, and in everything, and in everyone—in the night sky and the fertile soil below. It’s in familial connections and invention, in hands lifted in praise and voices lifted in protest, and in hearts wide open and filled with love. Black is good.
Accompanied by powerful yet tender illustrations by award-winning illustrator London Ladd, Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has adapted her poem, full of gorgeous lyricism and imagery, to show readers the love, joy, resilience, and universality in the beauty of Blackness.