Bo and the Little Lie
From the Series Bo at the Buzz (Read Woke ™ Chapter Books)
Bo’s grandfather asks him to mail an important letter. But when Bo forgets to mail it, he lies to his grandfather. Follow along as Bo learns the importance of telling the truth.
Bo’s life is always buzzing. And not just because he lives upstairs from The Buzz, a barbershop. Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these early chapter books.
Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian, to reflect the diversity of our world.
|Grade 1 - Grade 3
|Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, Reading/Language Arts, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Read Woke ™ Books
|Lerner Publications ™
|Number of Pages
Author: Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.
Illustrator: Subi Bosa
Subi Bosa is an illustrator currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. After studying architecture he realized his passion was in illustration. He began working as a freelancer, partnering with self-publishing authors worldwide while studying graphic design at the Academy of Digital Arts in Cape Town. In 2020, Subi was awarded a Mo Siewcharran Publisher's Prize for Illustration. He has illustrated picture books, comics and graphic novels.
Read Woke branches out this season to fiction in the new chapter book series Bo at the Buzz! The series follows Bo, whose life is always buzzing. And not just because he lives upstairs from The Buzz, a barbershop. Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these… View →
“A favor, a lie, and then the consequence, this is what happens to Bo as he makes a bad decision. Bo’s Pop-Pop gives him the responsibility of mailing an important envelope on his way to play with his friends at the park. Bo proves to be irresponsible in several ways. As a result, he is held accountable by his grandfather and learns that lying is never the right choice. This text is part of the “Bo at the Buzz” series of chapter books, each of which reflects the diversity of our world through the experiences of an African American boy named Bo and his grandfather who owns a barbershop. The text features bright, detailed images that highlights how varied African American hair and skin tones can be. Each of the series titles start with a letter from the editor, as well as a basic introduction to Bo, which ensures each reader has the necessary background knowledge even if they are new to the series. This book is recommended for elementary libraries. Reviewer Rating: 4" –Children’s Literature