David Barclay Moore
A stunning feat of original storytelling from the recipient of the 2018 John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
In a boldly transportive original tale, David Barclay Moore infuses history with wry folk wisdom, metaphorical power, and a splash of magic. The Civil War may be over, but times are not substantially improved for the freed Black citizens of Walkerton, Georgia, who are shunned by the white folks of the surrounding towns. One day,
When his daddy comes home from the service struggling with PTSD, a young boy discovers that learning yoga together can be a source of healing.
Ever since Daddy returned from the war, he's been different. At first, Butta Bean thinks it's his fault—that maybe his daddy doesn't love him anymore. But Mama explains that Daddy's mind is hurt from things that happened while he was away. When Mama takes them all to yoga class at their
Javari knew that West Virginia would be different from his home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. But his first day at STEM Camp in a little Appalachian town is still a shock. Though run-ins with the police are just the same here. Not good.