Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.55 x 10.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces
The Me I Choose To Be
In this “exquisite” (Shelf Awareness) “affirming” (Kirkus), and “empowering visual essay” (Publishers Weekly) the bestselling author of I Love My Hair! joins forces with the dynamic photography duo behind Glory to create a stunning celebration of the many things you can be!
What will you choose to be?
A free spirit?
A weaver of words?
A star dancing across the night sky?
A limitless galaxy?
The possibilities are endless in this uplifting ode to the power of potential. With lyrical text by bestselling author Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and images by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt—the team behind CreativeSoul Photography—each page of The Me I Choose To Be is an immersive call for self-love that highlights the inherent beauty of all Black and brown children.
– Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Praise for The Me I Choose To Be
“In this gorgeously photographed book, your little reader will see the beauty of Black and brown children come to life. NYT bestselling author Natasha Tarpley has teamed up with husband-and-wife duo Regis and Kahran Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography to show children that they can be anything they want to be: a free spirit, artistic, joyful, smart, creative and more.”
– Red Tricycle
“Imagination, ingenuity and passion collide on the pages of this inspiring tribute to children of color. . . There is a largeness to the message of The Me I Choose to Be that has the potential to embolden the quietest, reassure the most hesitant and applaud the already courageous. Taken individually, the photographs and text are exceptional. Blended together, they create a book of outstanding aspiration and inspiration. Young children of color should revel in the beauty of the subjects that bear resemblance to them. . . The Me I Choose to Be is a striking book with a powerful question for everyone: Who is the me you choose to be?”
– Shelf Awareness
“A mantra-esque refrain unites Tarpley’s rhyming statements throughout, encouraging readers to embrace their multitudes. . . Centering Black children as ‘a maker, a creator,’ ‘joyful,’ ‘a tiny bird,’ ‘the night sky,’ and more.”