I Am Every Good Thing
by Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Gordon C. James
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 4 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Kirkus Prize Finalist/Winner 2020
- A Best African American Picture Book for 2020
Publication Date: Sep 01, 2020
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut I am
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!
- Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance