I Am Every Good Thing [hc]
Written by Derrick Barnes & illustrated by Gordon C. James
An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.
The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He’s got big plans, and no doubt he’ll see them through- as he’s creative, adventurous, smart, funny, and a good friend. Sometimes he falls, but he always gets back up. And other times he’s afraid, because he’s so often misunderstood and called what he is not. So slow down and really look and listen, when somebody tells you- and shows you- who they are. There are superheroes in our midst! 32 pages
"Page after page of empowering text speaks to energetic children everywhere, as the author-illustrator team behind Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut return with another top-notch celebration of Black boys. The catchy text exudes confidence... Background characters are of various races, but the stars of every page are Black, and they explore, soar, soak up information, and make a difference." -School Library Journal, Starred Review (Preschool-Grade 3)
September 1, 2020