Black Boy, Black Boy

This 36-page classic picture book empowers little black boys to look into their future and see themselves as that future.  Every child is uplifted to dream big and challenged to see the potential within themselves. 


Black Boy, Black Boy taps into the magic of this mantra’s simple positive message: black boys can be a doctor, a judge, the president . . . anything they want to be!

The repetitive patterns help your child build confidence around reading. 

The relatable characters will keep your child excited about reading and make Black Boy, Black Boy their favorite book. 

The mirrored future helps your child envision a future beyond themselves.

This book teaches little black boys and the world that black men can be anything they want when they grow up. 

Black Boy, Black Boy is a journey of transformation for everyone who reads it. 


Crown Shepherd was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Crown has always been deeply rooted in literature. Since the age of eight, she has wanted to be an author; following her dreams later in life, Crown published her first books Black Boy, Black Boy inspired by her nephews. Crown is an author and reading advocate. She has dedicated her life to closing the illiteracy rate within the among young children. Shepherd believed if you can read, you can learn, if you can learn, you can grow, and if you can grow, you can be anything!


I bought this for my son last year. He wasn’t even one before he got it. I’ve read it to him pretty much everyday since we purchased it. It’s his favorite book by far & we read a lot of books! I hope she comes out with another book. We need more of this in our community!
Shainnah Taylor
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Loved everything about this book! It encourages boys they can be anything! And not just your typical athlete and doctor, but other professions too! Great self-esteem and self- respect book! Definitely adding this to my collection and gifting to the special boys in my life. 💜💪🏾
D.M. Whitaker
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This book is not only inspirational for young men of color, it's great for everyone. My kids should grow up seeing the potential in everyone, not just people who look like them. Such a gentle, lovely book, well-written and illustrated.
Josh T. Nite
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This book has become a classroom favorite! The boys in my class can have a book that references them and how great they are I love it!
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