The heart of a boy Celebrating the strength and spirit of boyhood

Kate T. Parker

Book - 2019

"Against the backdrop of a growing national conversation about how to raise sons to become good people, Kate T. Parker is leading the way by turning her lens on boys. Author of the bestselling book about girls Strong Is the New Pretty, she now shows the true heart of a boy in 200 compelling photographs." --

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Illustrated works
Published
New York : Workman Publishing 2019.
Language
English
Physical Description
250 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781523506637
1523506636
9781523505517
1523505516
Main Author
Kate T. Parker (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Photographer Parker serves up a sequel of sorts to her book about girls, Strong Is the New Pretty (2017), with this ambitious photographic survey of boys, who range in age from 4 through 19. There are photos of some 200 of them in this album, divided into stereotype-­defying categories that relate to conditions of the heart. The French philosopher Pascal once said, "The heart has its reasons that the mind cannot know," and these photographs inarguably appeal more to sensibility than sense, offering plenty of awww moments, especially the photos of four- and five-year-olds. The categories ostensibly offer aspects of the heart ranging from joyful to playful, from resilient to curious, from vulnerable to expressive, but these labels often seem arbitrary. No matter, though, for the photos speak for themselves, as do the boys, whose self-aware thoughts accompany their beautifully realized portraits Beautifully designed, this book is a feast for browsers. And that's no small matter. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The best-selling author and photographer behind Strong is the New Pretty celebrates boyhood in this collection of portraits and quotes from modern boys between the ages of 5 and 18. 10,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

From Kate T. Parker, bestselling author and photographer of Strong Is the New Pretty, a photographic celebration of what makes a boy, with portraits and quotations from today's boys, ages 5'18.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. It's time to celebrate boys.    Against the backdrop of a growing national conversation about how to raise sons to become good people, Kate T. Parker is leading the way by turning her lens on boys. Author of the bestselling book about girls Strong Is the New Pretty, she now shows the true heart of a boy in 200 compelling photographs.   Boys can be wild. But they can also be gentle. Bursting with confidence, but not afraid to be vulnerable. Ready to run fearlessly downfield'or reach out to a friend in need. In this empowering, deeply felt celebration of boys being'and believing in'themselves, see the unguarded joy of a little brother hugging his big brother. The inquisitive look of a young scientist examining a bug. The fearless self-expression in a ballet dancer's poise. There are guitarists, fencers, wrestlers, stargazers, a pilot. Boys who aspire to be president, and boys whose lives are full of overwhelming challenges, yet who bravely face each day as it comes. With inspiring and joyful quotes from the boys themselves, this book spreads a heartfelt, uplifting message of openness, self-confidence, and warmth.   'Kate T. Parker's incredible Strong Is the New Pretty helped us reimagine girlhood as silly, messy, spirited, and fun. Now she turns her perceptive lens on the other sex to expand our definition of what it means to be a boy . . . and presents something desperately needed in our well-meaning cultural conversation about boys'she shows us their enormous, wonderful hearts.''michael Ian Black, actor and writer   'silly, serious, nerdy, athletic, creative, bold'the adjectives describing boys could go on for pages. But if boys are to grow up to be admirable men, the one thing they must be is kind. Kate T. Parker's book helps clear the way for a time when everyone understands that.' ' R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder   'Every parent who picks up this book will be grateful for the impact it will have on their family.' 'Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crushing It!