This is a sweet book written from an academic mother to her two sons. Imani Perry writes candidly about her childhood memories as well as the ones she has from raising her own kids. She’s thoughtful about the things that her sons have taught her about humanity. Her wish for them is to be able to live as freely as she has, as she’s clung to school, reading, and writing. Perry trusts that her kids will find their own path too, while also never forgetting who they came from.