A love letter picture book about a letter from a Black father to his son illustrating the unconditional love of parents, the inevitability of failing, and the wonder of tomorrow’s possibilities.
Ariel Richardson at Chronicle has acquired world rights to Bernard Mensah's (l.) picture book My Child, a letter from a Black father to his son illustrating the unconditional love of parents, the inevitability of failing, and the wonder of tomorrow’s possibilities, all with the constant reminder that the child is "a rare gem," worthy of the world and belonging among the stars. Talia Skyles will illustrate; publication is planned for fall 2025. Natalie Lakosil at Irene Goodman Literary Agency (while at Bradford Literary Agency) represented the author, and Shadra Strickland at Painted Words represented the illustrator.
About The Author
Meet Bernard Mensah, a talented author who was born in Ghana and now calls the UK home. Bernard has a Master's degree in Computer Science, but his true passion is writing books for children and young adults.
His stories focus on Ghanaian history and experiences, as well as African experiences more broadly. Bernard is dedicated to sharing his love of African culture with young readers, and his books are a fantastic way to introduce kids to new cultures and perspectives.
Whether you're a teacher looking for diverse reading material for your classroom, or a parent looking for exciting books to share with your kids, Bernard Mensah's books are sure to delight and educate. So why not give one a try today?