I Am Every Good Thing

I Am Every Good Thing

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"Let's hear it for everything that makes you the amazing, awesome, inspiring kid that you are... Your curiosity and creativity. Your bravery and kindness. Your sense of humor and fun. Your ability to get up again when you get knocked down. Your way of helping others. Yeah--you are all that and more! You are every good thing that makes the world go round. So go ahead and show us your magnificence--all the things that make you, you." --
Publisher: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2020]
ISBN: 9780525518778
Branch Call Number: E BARNES
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: James, Gordon C.


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(PICTURE BOOK) In a text brimming with imagination and Black-boy joy, Barnes lays the foundation for young Black readers to go forth into the world filled with confidence and self-assurance: “I am brave. I am hope. / I am my ancestors’ wildest dream. / I am worthy of success, / of respect, of saf... Read More »

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IndyPL_RachelJ Dec 17, 2020

Beautiful poetry and illustrations to compliment it. I love how it ends - "I am worthy of success, of respect, of safety, of kindness, of happiness. And without a doubt, I am worthy to be loved."
It gave me chills. :)

DPLjosie Oct 28, 2020

Wow! "I am the smile forming on your face right now." Indeed!

PimaLib_AnnieW Oct 21, 2020

Another wonderful, well-written, beautifully illustrated celebration of black children from Derrick Barnes and Gordon James. A great picture book for all kids.

JCLBeckyC Sep 26, 2020

I get choked up on the dedication page. This is an important, powerful, visually stunning picture book. My hope is that everyone who reads it knows it to be true.


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