"Growing Up Strong: Affirmations for Young Warriors" is a poignant guide designed to empower young Black boys to harness their inner strength, recognize their worth, and navigate the world with confidence. Penned by renowned author and advocate Kenneth Braswell, this book offers powerful affirmations, reflection prompts, and inspirational stories of Black figures, tailored specifically to resonate with middle school-aged boys.This thoughtful, interactive guide is more than just a book - it's a toolkit for fostering self-belief, resilience, and a positive mindset in the face of adversity. Rooted in the rich heritage of the Black community, "Growing Up Strong" connects young boys with the triumphs, trials, and wisdom of their ancestors, while addressing the unique challenges they face in the modern world. Through a series of activities and narratives, readers are guided on a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment. From understanding the impact of historical and societal influences to envisioning their futures and planning actionable steps towards their goals, Braswell equips his readers with the tools they need to chart their own course and shape their destinies.
The book also acknowledges the harsh realities of being a young Black boy in today's society, offering crucial insights and strategies on handling racism and dealing with public tragedies that reflect the devaluation of Black lives. Braswell’s heartfelt commitment to supporting these young warriors is evident in his empathetic, honest, and empowering approachWith "Growing Up Strong: Affirmations for Young Warriors," Braswell creates a safe and affirming space where young Black boys can grow into strong, self-assured men, ready to take on the world and make a difference. This book is an essential companion for every young warrior on their path to self-discovery and personal development.