Illustrations and rhyming text encourage Black boys to learn about the accomplishments of famous men in Black history and then forge their own paths. The last two pages provide information on the accomplishments of the eight men mentioned in the book.
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"Shelly-Ann lives with her grandmother on the beautiful island of Jamaica, where the sun is always shining and the weather is sweet. One afternoon, Shelly-Ann becomes hungry, so she asks Granny for something to eat. Granny tells her, 'GYAL, YOU BETTA CAN COOK!' and teaches Shelly-Ann how to cook delicious Jamaican food."--