Official Review: Dear Black sUn by Bryanna Wade-Gardner

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Official Review: Dear Black sUn by Bryanna Wade-Gardner

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Dear Black sUn" by Bryanna Wade-Gardner.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The first thing that struck me about this book was the title and the unusual spelling. The way the letter u stood out in the word sun, I figured it meant the author was referring to you, the reader. Bryanna Wade-Gardener is the author of Dear Black sUn and it is a short story written for children.

The author includes a touching note at the beginning where she states that she wrote the story for her sons. The purpose being that they should be able to read her words even during times when they may not be able to see her.

This short story was very emotional for me to read because it addresses the social stigma that black people face in predominantly white environments, even from a very tender age. I love the fact that the author elucidated these social prejudices and racism in such simple terms that a child can understand.

I enjoyed reading this book. I could feel how much love she invested in it. It radiated in the words the author used and the emotions she portrayed. Although it is a short story written for children and has rhymes that they will love, it will also speak to teenagers and other young people who come across the book.

There was nothing in particular that I did not like about the book. It passed across a valuable message to precious children. However, I suggest that the author could have used a brighter colour scheme for some of the images because children love bright colours.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars because I noticed a couple of punctuation errors and a spelling error. I suggest these should be worked on to make the book better. I recommend it to children and black parents who want their children to understand what it means to be safe in a world full of racism. It is a good read for those who aim to teach their children the importance of self-love and confidence in their skin.

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The author must be a great mother. Thanks for the insightful review.

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Tarilan wrote:
13 Oct 2020, 14:09
The author must be a great mother. Thanks for the insightful review.
I also think she is. You're welcome and thank you for reading my review.

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This sounds like a wonderful book for children. Peace among different cultures needs to happen at early ages.
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Bryanna's text will help many kids and even young people to develop their self-esteem.

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I appreciate the significance of the ‘U’ in sUn—referring to ‘you’. I like this one. Thanks for this review!

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This sound like a beautiful children's book that presents a moving message. Thank you for your thoughtful review!

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Bertha Jackson wrote:
13 Oct 2020, 19:47
This sounds like a wonderful book for children. Peace among different cultures needs to happen at early ages.
Yes it is, if children understand some of these things at a young age, they are more likely to grow up with good values and self confidence.

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Tablito wrote:
13 Oct 2020, 22:59
Bryanna's text will help many kids and even young people to develop their self-esteem.
I agree with you.

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Cynthia Olyy wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 06:49
I appreciate the significance of the ‘U’ in sUn—referring to ‘you’. I like this one. Thanks for this review!
Thank you so much for reading.

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HannahsReads wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 10:40
This sound like a beautiful children's book that presents a moving message. Thank you for your thoughtful review!
I'm glad you think so too. Thanks for reading my review.

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I have always said teach the kids the significant things while they are young, so when they are grown external factors will not easily have a negative impact on them. This book seems to try to tackle one of the major issue the world is battle right now 'Racism'. So with the right guidiance and open mind the kids will surely learn a great deal from this book. Nice review!

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It is a good read for those who aim to teach their children the importance of self-love and confidence in their skin.
I think this can make the book reach beyond race, as I believe children need to be taught to be comfortable in their skin, which, to me, means being comfortable in their personalities and who they are, what they like what they don't and other stuff, early on. I loved your thoughts on the book. Thanks for sharing. I will like to look deeper into it for my neices. :)

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_claudi_ wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 23:07
I have always said teach the kids the significant things while they are young, so when they are grown external factors will not easily have a negative impact on them. This book seems to try to tackle one of the major issue the world is battle right now 'Racism'. So with the right guidiance and open mind the kids will surely learn a great deal from this book. Nice review!
Absolutely, this book was written at the right time too. The world is finally paying attention to the issue of racism. Children should learn from an early age that people are different, colours are different but humans are still humans.

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VVaishali wrote:
18 Oct 2020, 00:25
It is a good read for those who aim to teach their children the importance of self-love and confidence in their skin.
I think this can make the book reach beyond race, as I believe children need to be taught to be comfortable in their skin, which, to me, means being comfortable in their personalities and who they are, what they like what they don't and other stuff, early on. I loved your thoughts on the book. Thanks for sharing. I will like to look deeper into it for my neices. :)
Thank you so much for reading. I hope your neices will enjoy the book too.

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