In Your Hands

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Brian Pinkney

From the time her son is born, an African American mother has dreams for his future... read more

From the time her son is born, an African American mother has dreams for his future in a world she knows will not always be just or welcoming to him. Her words become a prayer that he will be safe wherever he goes, from crossing the street on the way to kindergarten to “crossing over to adolescence.” “I will pray that the world sees you as a child of God, and, as you cast a longer shadow, that you will be viewed as a vessel to be steered rather than a figure to be feared.” Carole Boston Weatherford’s poetic plea offers powerful and necessary words for our time. (Age 6 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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