I Am Enough by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo

Published by Balzer + Bray

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Summary:  A young African-American girl asserts, “Like the sun, I’m here to shine./Like the voice, I’m here to sing./Like the bird, I’m here to fly/and soar high over everything.”  She goes on to make similar comparisons, showing her growing, studying, working, sometimes failing, but trying again until she succeeds.  She bands together with a diverse group of girls to proclaim, “And in the end, we are right here/to live a life of love, not fear…/to help each other when it’s tough,/to say together: I am enough.”  32 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  An inspiring message by actress Grace Byers, with beautiful illustrations of a group of girls of many colors and sizes.

Cons:  The rhyming text occasionally seems didactic.

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