Black History Month—while not the only time of the year to respect and acknowledge the past, present, and future of Black excellence and our causes—is an exceptional opportunity to teach our children lessons of gratitude for visionaries and inspire a passion for creating an anti-racist society. This education starts young, and continues throughout life in cycles of learning and reflecting and acting. As both an author of children’s books and a father of two, I feel this responsibility to share what I have learned and what I struggle with understanding. I hope to facilitate conversations within families and beyond; to add kindness and gentleness to the world through my work