Book: The Adventures of Sparrowboy

It’s a bird
It’s a plane
It’s the rare occurrence of an African-American hero in comic book form!

There’s no need to fear
Sparrowboy is here

When characters in this world appear
In picture books that we hold dear
I always hope that I will see
A character who looks like me like
Sparrowboy (Sparrowboy)
Sparrowboy (Sparrowboy)

Scratchboard art on 40 pages
A plot that’s right for many ages
Sparrowboy, Sparrowboy

(Thank you, Shoe Shine Boy. You’re Humble and Lovable!)

Note: Author/Illustrator Brian Pinkney has received both a Caldecott and a Coretta Scott King Award. He often collaborates with his wife, writer Andrea Davis Pinkney, on middle-school targeted African-American biographies.


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