The Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Kate T. Parker

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Overview

The B&N exclusive edition includes a mini guided journal where young readers can write and draw about what makes them special.

In her international bestseller Strong Is the New Pretty (with 329,000 copies in print), the photographer Kate T. Parker changed the way we see girls by showing us their truest selves—fearless, messy, wild, stubborn, proud. Now it’s time to talk about our boys. Prompted by #metoo, school shootings, bullying, and other toxic behavior, there’s a national conversation going on about what defines masculinity and how to raise sons to become good people. And Kate Parker is joining in by turning her lens to boys. The result is possibly even more moving, more eloquent, more surprising than Strong.

The Heart of a Boy is a deeply felt celebration of boyhood as it’s etched in the faces and bodies of dozens of boys, ages 5 to 18. There’s the pensive look of a skateboarder caught in a moment between rides. The years of dedication in a ballet dancer’s poise. The love of a younger brother hugging his older brother. The unself-conscious joy of a goofy grin with a missing tooth. The casual intimacy of two friends at a lemonade stand. The shyness of a lone boy and his model boat. The intensity in a football huddle. The proud, challenging gaze of a boy bald from alopecia—and the same kind of gaze, but wreathed in tenderness, of a boy a few years younger with flowing, almost waist-length hair. There are guitarists, fencers, wrestlers, star-gazers, a pilot—it’s the world of our sons, in all their amazing variety and difference.

The photographs feel spontaneous, direct, and with so much eye contact between the viewed and the viewer that it’s impossible to turn away. And throughout, words from the boys themselves enrich every photo. What a gift for boys and anyone who is raising them.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523508211
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 29,098
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author


Kate T. Parker is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong Is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg’s, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations that invest in girls’ health and education. When she’s not photographing, she can be found coaching her daughters’ soccer teams. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents


Chapters:

The Heart is Joyful 
The Heart is Vulnerable
The Heart is Dedicated
The Heart is Playful 
The Heart is Creative
The Heart is Resilient
The Heart is Expressive
The Heart is Independent
The Heart is Curious
The Heart is Kind

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The Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood (B&N Exclusive Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonumi More than 1 year ago
A beautiful and positive collection of work showing the kindness and diversity of the youth.