Sunday, February 26, 2023
In 2013, Martin, a 17 year old Black youth was walking home and reported by a neighborhood watch person, which resulted in the unarmed youth being shot and killed. The person who killed Martin was exonerated based on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and protests rose out nationwide, serving as a precursor to the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide.
- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina & Robert Liu-Trujillo (Authors), Floyd Cooper, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Robert Liu-Trujillo Keith Mallett, Shawn K. Alexander, Kesha Bruce, Brianna McCarthy, R. Gregory Christie, Ekua Holmes, Javaka Steptoe and Chandra Cox (Illustrators). Counter-narrative of Black boyhood, depicting 13 views of everyday life life of Black boys with emphasis on intergenerational and community love. Winner of seven prestigious literary awards.