Virtual Roundtable Reading: Black Boy Joy edited by Kwame Mbalia

Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Reading led by

    Carl Coleman is a librarian in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

At Roundtable Reading, young readers are invited to read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book. We will read together for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book in the mail to continue reading at home. Sign up on Wednesday and Thursday, February 9 and 10 to receive a Zoom link on Saturday, February 12.

Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit. Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race. Finding your voice—and your rhymes—in tough times. Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching. And more! This vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems highlights the power of joy and the wonder of Black boyhood.