This could become a screenplay for an amazing film.
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2022
How to Raise Black (Gentle) Men is a book everyone should read. It’s a poignant memoir of Sanya Simmons raising her boys as a divorced single mom – and the struggles, triumphs, and lessons
learned that have shaped who her sons (and Sanya) have become.
I spoke with Sanya after I read the book, and told her I could see this becoming a screenplay for a movie.
Her touching stories, honesty, discovery, and humility warmed my heart and gave me pause to really think about how important it is to recognize that young Black boys are at a heartbreaking
disadvantage in our society – and that we all can learn more about ourselves and how we choose to understand and navigate as adults, parents, aunties, people of influence.