Meet Martellus Bennett, "Dear Black Boy" Author

Friday 4/26, 7pm, Harvard Coop

Join us for a Reading, Book Signing & Photo Opportunity with former Patriots player Martellus Bennett. Adults, Teens & Children are all welcome!

Super Bowl Champion Martellus Bennett writes a message of hope for young men of color in his latest book, "Dear Black Boy."

Dear Black Boy is an illustrated book adapted from Martellus' letter of inspiration to black kids following the 2016 shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. That missive has morphed into a book, published by Bennett’s multi-media creative house, the Imagination Agency. Steeped in sepia, cream and mahogany tones, Dear Black Boy encourages youngsters to dare, plan, work, and, most essentially, dream clear of dictates, expectations or stereotypes. In Dear Black Boy, Bennett twists the usual sports tropes into words of encouragement for young black boys to remind them they’re more than an athlete, a jersey number or great stats and that the biggest game they’ll play is the game of life.

With Dear Black Boy, Martellus is on a mission to change the conversation about black boys in America. As part of the book, he’s launching a campaign called Dear Black Boy Now What? which will tell the stories of young black boys, lift up their voices and challenge everyone to think differently about expectations and stereotypes. The campaign will feature letters of inspiration from prominent black voices, parents and kids as well as kids’ artwork with their interpretation of the prompt, “Dear Black Boy…”

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