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I Am Every Good Thing

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Positive Affirmations for Boys of All Ages.

Outstanding book for little boys but I have found that this "kids picture book" also serves as a book of affirmations for teen and young adult males. I have gifted this book to my own 20 year-old son and to other young adult males who are at a critical points of life, (high school/college graduations) or as they ponder difficult life decisions---career choices , new jobs/ internships, moving out etc.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a joyful, fun book with serious undertones. Writer Derrick Barnes' and illustrator Gordon C. James' dedications in I Am Every Good Thing set the tone. Barnes dedicates the book to boys and young men who came be known to the world only because they were killed. James dedicates it to his son. The words and pictures show Black boys engaging in fun, stereotypically boyish activities like skateboarding and making paper airplanes, pursuing aspirations like studying science, and showing love to others, from helping an elder cross the street to offering a family member a shoulder to cry on. The illustrations are lush and dynamic.

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