The book publication is an anthology of youth stories, poems, and narratives surrounding the theme of Black Joy. It was created to remind youth that while we are facing challenging times, we have a story beyond trauma and must remember to center joy.
In this anthology the youngest author to be featured is 11 and the oldest is 20. It isn’t everyday as an adult where we get to hear directly from youth. We rarely hear of their experiences and perspective of what’s happening in the world. And when we are given such a gift we must receive it with love. These pieces of writing will make you laugh, make you question, and make you see the world through a different perspective.
As a bonus, we included several journal pages at the end of the book for you to write your own "Joy" story.