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I Am Every Good Thing (2020)

by Derrick Barnes

Other authors: Gordon C. James (Illustrator)

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Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, character, and worth of a child.

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PreS-Gr 3—Oil paintings bursting with energy and exuberance are the foundation for a layered manifesto of
affirmation and industry, celebrating an empowered Black child while also briefly addressing and rejecting the painful
sting of others' insults and dismissals.
  BackstoryBooks | Apr 2, 2024 |
Loved this positive book! Vibrant illustrations are a good match for the text and its rhythm. This picture book celebrates being an African American boy by letting him be just the awesome unique kid he is. ( )
  AnnesLibrary | Jan 28, 2024 |
Description: This book celebrates the power and potential within every child, affirming their worth and encouraging them to embrace their greatness.
Age Group: 4-8 years
  DanielSA | Jun 12, 2023 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss. ( )
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
This book is a positive affirmation that shows children that they are valuable and worthy of love. While color is not mentioned in the book, the pages are full of stunning illustrations depicting mostly African American young men. This book is similar to Black Girl Rising, in that it allows BIPOC students to see a book with images of children who look like them with an empowering message. I absolutely love the similes and metaphors used in this book. This book has won several awards and honors.
  CH31 | Jul 28, 2022 |
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Derrick Barnesprimary authorall editionscalculated
James, Gordon C.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed



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To Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, EJ Bradford, Jordan Edwards, Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, and Julian Mallory. - D.B.
To my son, Gabriel, and all little brothers like him. - G.C.J.
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I am a nonstop ball of energy.
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