Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by acclaimed poet Useni Eugene Perkins, now available in a board book format!


Hey black child,

Do you know who you are?

Who really are?


Do you know you can be

What you want to be

If you try to be

What you can be?


Illustrated in stunning collage by award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier, this lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.

Hey Black Child