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!



 

Jupiter Storm Cover Image
By Marti Dumas, Stephanie Parcus (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781943169344
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Published: Plum Street Press (a Division of Yes, Mam Cre - November 13th, 2017

Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780425288542
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Published: Puffin Books - April 4th, 2017

What Is Given from the Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375836152
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 8th, 2019

The Hard-Times Jar Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374328528
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 12th, 2003

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140546163
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Published: Puffin Books - May 20th, 1992

Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781905236640
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Published: Barefoot Books - March 1st, 2006

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book Cover Image
By Muriel Feelings, Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140546521
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Published: Puffin Books - July 15th, 1992

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

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

Izzy Gizmo Cover Image
By Pip Jones, Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682630211
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2018

What If... Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316390965
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Layla's Happiness Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702886
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 19th, 2019

Here and Now Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328465641
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Ruby's Birds Cover Image
By Mya Thompson, Claudia Davila (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943645336
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Published: Cornell Lab Publishing Group - March 27th, 2019

Baby Says Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780688074234
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - December 31st, 2018

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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

The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories Cover Image
By Adwoa Badoe, Baba Wagué Diakité (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780888998699
Availability: Special Order
Published: Groundwood Books - February 1st, 2008

Kente Colors Cover Image
By Debbi Chocolate, Craig E Aronoff (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802783882
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Walker Childrens - September 1st, 1997

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Life Doesn't Frighten Me Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquat (By (artist))
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ISBN: 9781556702884
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 6th, 1996

The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Homemade Love: Picture Book Cover Image
By Bell Hooks, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786806430
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Jump At The Sun - December 23rd, 2002

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

I Am Perfectly Designed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250232212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - November 5th, 2019

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884487975
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Cover Image
By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524768287
Availability: Backordered
Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020

Freedom Soup Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763689773
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Published: Candlewick - December 10th, 2019

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

Trombone Shorty Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419714658
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 14th, 2015

Hey Black Child Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316360302
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2017

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
Availability: Backordered
Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Islandborn Cover Image
By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229860
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Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

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

Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763678388
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Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017

When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
Availability: Backordered
Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Peter's Chair Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140564419
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Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1998

Dragons in a Bag Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
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Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

How to Find a Fox Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250086563
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 15th, 2016

Ten, Nine, Eight Board Book Cover Image
By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780688149017
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 20th, 1996

Rain Feet Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780531068496
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Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 1994

A Sweet Smell of Roses Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, Eric Velazquez (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416953616
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2007

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

Hands Up! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552314
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Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

Daddy Calls Me Man Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780531071755
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2000

Bippity Bop Barbershop Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316033824
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2009

Max and the Tag-Along Moon Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147515469
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Published: Puffin Books - March 10th, 2015

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO Cover Image
By Tamara Pizzoli, Federico Fabiani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374309190
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

Saturday Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

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

Peekaboo Morning Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399251535
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2008

Full, Full, Full of Love Cover Image
By Trish Cooke, Paul Howard (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763638832
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Published: Candlewick - September 23rd, 2008

One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452138558
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

Get Up, Stand Up Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452171722
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 10th, 2019