In my last blog post, I shared statistics on the increase of the single parent household and the blatant disparaging of Black men as fathers. Author, Jerry McCrae views the absentee Black father as a prevalent stereotype. To address and debunk this stereotype, he wrote a children's book entitled, “Black Fathers are real: We do exist”
I had the opportunity to read his book. My ten year old daughter loved the bright and colorful illustrations.
Overall, I think this book needed to be written and addressed by an African American Father. Jerry obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNC-Wilmington and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from North Carolina Central University. Among the many hats he wears, he serves as a devoted husband, engaging father, hardworking librarian and now published author. Who better to share the narrative?