This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.
We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
A New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another--from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
Although I am not always a fan of celebrity-authored children's books, and am sometimes skeptical about the ethical clarity of titles meant to inculcate self-esteem (I sometimes feel they emphasize feeling at the expense of ethics), I nevertheless really enjoyed I Am Enough. I found the narrative engaging and thought-provoking, and appreciated the way it emphasized the good qualities of a diverse range of girls, rather than just one, and highlighted the way those girls interacted with one another. I also really enjoyed the artwork, which I found just beautiful. This is Keturah A. Bobo's debut, and I certainly hope to see more from her! Recommended to anyone looking for excellent new picture-books addressing the themes of self esteem, and mutual respect and kindness.
The text vacillates between banal and bizarre, but the illustrations by Keturah A. Bobo are terrific. In an interview on "The Brown Bookshelf," she stated:
“As an artist it is my duty to make art that inspires, uplifts, and advocates for my community. Nothing is more important in my art than this.”
Evaluation: The messages are intended as positive, and even kids who don’t yet read will love the images of all different kinds of young girls.