Four Stars for MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS

Will Jawando’s MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS, a young activist’s memoir and a deeply affirmative story of hope and respect for men of color, has received four starred reviews!

“In this rousing debut, attorney and community leader Jawando brilliantly uses the arc of his life to root out how ‘Black male mentors… make America a more just place for Black boys and a better place for all Americans.’”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“His talent for creating striking imagery and memorable scenes draws readers in to his masterfully constructed world…A beautifully written and innovatively structured memoir of a biracial Black man’s life journey.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Jawando has written an enlightening, heartfelt memoir that will appeal to readers looking for a ‘different’ all-American story; one that shows the power of community to uplift Black men in the United States.”–Library Journal, starred review

“This book is a clarion call to families and communities to provide crucial support to young people, particularly young Black men.”–Booklist, starred review

MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS: A Young Activist’s Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole by Will Jawando; 9780374604875; 5/3/22.

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