Hey You! by Dapo Adeola
Remember to dream your own dreams
Love your beautiful skin
You always have a choice
This groundbreaking picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.
This book addresses - honestly, yet hopefully - the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, as well as providing hope for the future, delivering a powerful message to a new generation of dreamers. It's a message that is both urgent and timeless - and offers a rich and rewarding reading experience for every child.
To mirror the rich variety of the Black diaspora, this book showcases artwork from Dapo and 18 incredible Black illustrators in one beautiful, powerful, and cohesive reading experience.
Representation: the final pages feature a two-mum family, twin pregnancy (see second image)
Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award 2022
Winner of The British Book Awards 2022 Children's Illustrated Book of the Year
"This beautiful book also serves as a brilliant directory of work from Black illustrators, enabling parents to look up their other books, or keep an eye out for their work in the future." -- BookTrust
Imprint: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 10 June 2021