Happy Father’s Day from Lee & Low!

This Father’s Day, remember that you will always have your dad’s love and protection.


Dear Daddy,
I’m sorry I did not do what you told me to do.

If I do better
Can I still be your little boy?

Dear Son,
You will be
My little boy
For all of your little-boy days.
And when
You are no longer a little boy
I will still be your daddy.

-David A. Anderson

For more poems celebrating fathers, take a look at In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers by various poets and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe.

How did you celebrate Father’s Day this year? Dads, what did your kids do to show their appreciation and love for you? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!