The Me I Choose to Be

The Me I Choose to Be

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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.

Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/19/2021
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 10.29h x 10.42w x 0.42d
ISBN: 9780316461542
Audience: Ages 4-8
Award: John Steptoe New Talent Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/27/2021
Shelf Awareness 11/23/2021

About the Author
Natasha Tarpley is the author of the bestselling picture book I Love My Hair!, as well as other acclaimed titles for children and adults. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards and she is the cofounder of Voonderbar! Media, a project seeking to expand the depictions of children of color in media. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are the husband-and-wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With more than ten years of working with hundreds of children, families, and brands, they specialize in child and lifestyle photography while incorporating authentic visual storytelling. They live in Atlanta, Georgia.