Nothing Special (African American Life) (Hardcover)
A young boy from Detroit visits his grandparents in Virginia for the summer. He's excited to be spoiled with extra special activities (isn't every grandkid?) but finds it hard at first to adjust to the slow pace of rural life. But when he does, he learns the beauty of doing "nothing special." The illustrations set the playful, cozy tone of this lovely story.— From Nothing Special (African American Life) by Desiree Cooper
Selected as a Top Ten Children's Book of 2022 by the New York Public Library; a selection of Social Justice Books (a Teach for Change project); Winner of the 2023 Paterson Prize Books for Young People; selected by the Association for Library Service to Children to their 2023 Summer Reading List; Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist
A buddy story that spans generations, and a love letter to the Black family connections that survive the Great Migration.