Pop by Carol Ross

144 pages; Stewart, Tabori & Chang
That's the goal of Pop: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), Carol Ross's tender black-and-white photographs of 51 fathers—from struggling single parents to business magnates—with the kids they adore. In the accompanying text, these "gentle, fragile hearts," as Ross calls them, echo the mantra of Samuel L. Jackson, father of Zoe: "Be there."