• Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

  • Racism, Injustice, and How You Can Be a Changemaker
  • By: Emmanuel Acho
  • Narrated by: Landon Woodson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

By: Emmanuel Acho
Narrated by: Landon Woodson
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Publisher's Summary

Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times best seller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young listeners edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.

Young people have the power to affect sweeping change, and the key to mending the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in the difficult answers.

Approaching every awkward, taboo, and uncomfortable question with openness and patience, Emmanuel Acho connects his own experience with race and racism - from attending majority-white prep schools to his time in the NFL playing on majority-black football teams - to insightful lessons in black history and black culture.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy is just one way young listeners can begin to short circuit racism within their own lives and communities.

A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press

©2021 Emmanuel Acho (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Just Wow!

Amazing writing by Emmanuel Acho and narration by Landon Woodson! This is a definite must read/listen for all ages and nationalities. I'm Filipino with half black sons and I will be passing this on to them to better educate them with everything going on around the world and learning the history.

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Thank you

This book was well-written and digestable to anyone willing to hear and listen to our plight in these United States. I am super appreciative to the discussion about our hair. My hair is pride, crown of honor, and the part of me that is closest to Heaven.

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Stellar Performance!

The performance by Landon Woodson made this uncomfortable conversation palatable. I'm going to pass this book on to my 13 year old son. Very informative and enlightening, even as a Black woman, there were issues addressed that gave me pause. My favorite was the bonus track at the end.
Job well done to both Emmanuel Acho and Landon Woodson.

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Must read!

Phenomenal story telling and such great information. Palatable for any audience. Balances providing history and context with advocacy and action

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Such a great example for kids!

Such a great example of a real way to talk to kids. As a teacher, this is an invaluable resource!

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For your middle schooler!

This book was a wonderful introduction for white preteens and young teens learning how to be allies. An important read for anyone but very helpful for white kids that are starting to access black culture for “entertainment”-it gives context and boundaries that are important for white people to be aware of in order to prevent the perpetuation of harm and trauma on black people.

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Informative and Educational

The book really hit all the major points. I hope individuals take the time to adhere to the advice given.