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Kusoma Book of the Week: For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael K. Waters


Book of the Week: For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael K. Waters and Keisha Morris.

"Dad, what happened?" "Why are they shooting?" “What is this vigil for?”

The shootings keep coming, and so do Jeremiah's questions. Dad doesn't have easy answers, but that doesn’t mean he won’t talk about it—or that he won’t act. But what if Jeremiah doesn’t want to talk anymore? None of it makes sense, and he’s just a kid. Even if he wants to believe in a better world, is there anything he can do about it?

Inspired by real-life events, this honest, intimate look at one family’s response to racism and gun violence includes a discussion guide created by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, a multicultural center and museum committed to promoting respect, hope, and understanding.

A portion of the publisher’s sales proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that facilitate the empowerment of Black communities.


The Kusoma Project's Book of the Week is intended to instill affirmation, curiosity and intellectual stimulation in the black boy - 3rd- to 5th grade but up to 8th grade specifically - demographic.

  • Read portions of the selection aloud.

  • If possible, for higher grade scholars, allow them to read aloud.

  • Have a short conversation about the content.

For more information: info@pastorwericcroomes.com

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