I love this book! “Uptown” by John Steptoe published in 1970 is about two African American boys living in the city talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Very progressive in that it depicts their gritty reality from a revolutionary black power perspective—the kind of book my dad would have given to my sis and me. In fact, I’m surprised he didn’t…
Great story, dialogue, colors and illustrations. Gorgeous!
Read about the author and artist here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steptoe
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