Black Men Read Wishlist

Black Men Read was started by two Black mothers, Yodit Mesfin Johnson and Tamara Ibarisha. Drawing on their professional and lived experiences, these women saw a need for a literacy program that centered their cultural experiences and history in the stories their children heard. The intention is not to be exclusive, instead they set out to normalize the historical and cultural contributions of Black people through stories while uplifting and countering the narrative that Black men don’t engage in their families or communities. The program took shape during Black History month in 2016 when the women activated their networks and set out to host reading events for children at their school and also established a relationship with Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center in Ypsilanti, creating a story time for families once a month on Saturday mornings. The events were well received and families consistently praised the mission of honoring and normalizing Blackness in our beloved community. The women believe that the stories told are important and essential so that children can “see” themselves in the stories that are read to them. They believe this is key to all children's cultural awareness and development and as such, this program is open to all.

Gift books directly from our Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center wish list

Our wish list have been specifically curated to fulfill requests and meet the current needs at our libraries in schools, community centers, and shelters across the Washtenaw County. By giving from the wish list, which is as easy as making a regular purchase, you’re ensuring that the books you give are exactly what our children, families, and teachers want and that they’ll go exactly where they’re needed most. View our BMR wish list below:

P.S.

At check out, please write "Ship to Black Men Read" in the order comments section. Also, unless otherwise stated, Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center will provide your name to BMR with orders shipped in your behalf.

Thank you so much for your participation and support!



 

Chicken in the Kitchen Cover Image
By Nnedi Okorafor, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373155
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Published: Lantana Publishing - September 1st, 2017

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Mommy's Khimar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534400597
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 3rd, 2018

The Patchwork Bike Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536200317
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Another Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421677
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

A Day at the Museum Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942567
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Published: Calico Kid - March 15th, 2019

Martin's Dream Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki López (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945230
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

Going to Ghana Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942604
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2020

Home Run Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki López (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945223
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

A Walk in Harlem Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki López (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945254
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

Family Reunion Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki López (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945209
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

Honoring Heroes Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki López (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945216
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

Planting Peanuts Cover Image
By Christine Platt, Anuki López (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644945247
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2021

The Perfect Pet Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942635
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2020

The Magic Violin Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942611
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2020

A Snowy Day Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942574
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Published: Calico Kid - March 15th, 2019

Summer in Savannah Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942581
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Published: Calico Kid - March 15th, 2019

The New Baby Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942628
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Published: Calico Kid - January 1st, 2020

Dancing at Carnival Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942550
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Published: Calico Kid - March 15th, 2019

Ana & Andrew (Set of 4) Cover Image
$27.80
ISBN: 9781644942543
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Published: Calico Kid - March 15th, 2019

Where's Rodney? Cover Image
By Carmen Bogan, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781930238732
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Published: Yosemite Conservancy - August 7th, 2017

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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780688040451
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Published: Amistad - December 31st, 2018

Happy to Be Nappy Cover Image
By Bell Hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Chris Raschka (Cover design or artwork by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484788417
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

Be Boy Buzz Cover Image
By Bell Hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484788400
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2016

Rain Feet Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780531068496
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Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 1994

Flossie and the Fox Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803702509
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Published: Dial Books - October 30th, 1986

The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442427099
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Published: Aladdin - July 12th, 2011

Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Clubhouse Mysteries #2) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442427044
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Published: Aladdin - July 12th, 2011

The Space Mission Adventure (Clubhouse Mysteries #4) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442442269
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Published: Aladdin - March 20th, 2012

The Backyard Animal Show (Clubhouse Mysteries #5) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442450226
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Published: Aladdin - July 24th, 2012

Shadows of Caesar's Creek (Clubhouse Mysteries #3) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442427112
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Published: Aladdin - September 6th, 2011

Stars and Sparks on Stage (Clubhouse Mysteries #6) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442454576
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Published: Aladdin - September 4th, 2012

Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416949114
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Published: Little Simon - September 18th, 2007

The Talking Eggs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803706194
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Published: Dial Books - September 29th, 1989