StreetSquash alum Raheem Logan is the author of the children’s book Black Boy Fly, a story about the love and challenges of squash. The book tells the story of a young Black boy navigating an unfamiliar space and looking to find his way through a new sport of squash. The children’s book is the first title to enter the squash literary canon from a hip hop millennial.
Filled with remarkable illustrations by artist Delvonte Smith, Logan’s book is relevant for all ages, as it transparently interrogates powerful and difficult questions about what it means to exist as a Black person in predominantly white spaces. A talented squash player himself, Logan’s compassionate and attentive voice shines through in this book.
Raheem is a compassionate leader, educator, and community builder focused on empowering underrepresented youth in predominately white spaces. He has created culturally conscious teachings to bring honest, reflective, and transparent dialogue in the classroom and as a coach on the squash court. Born and raised in Harlem, Raheem comes with over fifteen years experience playing and coaching squash. He was elected captain of his team, earned two all conference selections and received his BA from Wesleyan University in Sociology. He has served as a leader and panelist on the Laureus Sport For Good New York Initiative and We Coach, both focusing on Sports Based Youth Development.
He’s coached at City Squash and he’s now back at Canterbury where he’s coaching squash and teaching world religion. He will lead a Squash and Education camp this summer, 2021!