Production Credits

Sports Information Director: Matt Reitnour / Camera: Garrett Layton / Editing: Little Onion Design / Contributing Coordinator: Asia Po

Video Production: Garrett Layton / Canisius Athletic Communications: Matt Reitnour

Let's Talk
About It
Pause and reflect with the children on the setting, characters, events and the cultural representations in the book.

Cool Cuts

A celebration of boys’ black hair. Vibrant pictures of various hairstyles that boys can identify with the repetition of the positive message “You are born to be Awesome!”


Copyright © 2016 by Mechal Renee Roe
Published in the United States by Doubleday,
an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLc, New York.
Used with permission of Author/Illustrator.

  • Written by Mechal Renee Roe
  • Illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe
  • Published by Penguin Random House
  • Narrated by Jordan Henderson
  • Running Time 00:02:34
  • Written by Mechal Renee Roe
  • Illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe
  • Published by Penguin Random House
  • Narrated by Jordan Henderson
  • Running Time 00:02:34
  • Narrator Jordan Henderson
  • Position Guard
  • Team Canisius Golden Griffins - Canisius College
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Birthdate June 18, 1999
  • Height 6' 5"
  • Favorite Book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Favorite Basketball Player Kyrie Irving
  • Bio Link