Selected by Oprah Magazine as one of its 'essential books for discussing racism with kids'.
I am a non-stop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference-maker. A leader.
Step inside the mind of the confident narrator of this book! He is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He's got big plans, and will see them through. He's creative, adventurous, smart, funny. A good friend. A superhero. Sometimes he falls, but he always gets back up. And other times he's afraid, because he's often misunderstood. So, slow down, look and listen as he shows you who he really is ...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 275 x 245 x 3 mm
'Barnes and James provide us with a range of powerful, positive names to call Black boys as they urge us to see them, to love them, and to let them live their lives as they deserve....' - Horn Book
'Together, James's energetic portraiture and Barnes's affirming text powerfully and ecstatically convey the idea that all Black boys are "worthy/ to be loved.' - Publisher Weekly
'The text has a cadence that demands to be read out loud, performed, sung, or shouted with joy and veracity. The need for a book like this, at a moment like this, could not be greater....' - Booklist
'A much-needed book for Black children when society demonstrates otherwise....' - Kirkus
'A worthy and timely choice for every collection.' - School Library Journal
'Barnes' playful, potent style draws on inviting metaphor to lift this well above the usual supportive picture book celebration.' - BCCB
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