Published by Balzer + Bray
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.