I Am Every Good Thing

By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (illustrator),

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Book description

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 -…

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1 author picked I Am Every Good Thing as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James are the award-winning team behind Crown: Ode to a Fresh Cut. Barnes is also the author of The King of Kindergarten and The Queen of Kindergarten. I Am Every Good Thing is a powerful counterpunch to the negative societal messaging Black boys receive throughout their lives. This book celebrates the chi of Black boys; affirms the beauty, spirit, and vulnerability of Black boyhood, and helps create children proud of everything they are: human.

From Charlotte's list on life-affirming books for Black children.

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