Byers, Grace. I Am Enough, Keturah A. Bobo, Illus. Picture Book. Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, 2018. pp. $18.99. 978-0-06-266712-0. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-1.
In an inspiring and uplifting book that provides positive affirmation of the value of every person, regardless of race or ability, Byers speaks from her heart as a multi-racial CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) who was bullied in school. Bobo’s illustrations in pastel and jewel-toned hues depict girls working and playing together and was created with acrylic paint on board and scanned into Adobe Photoshop™ with digital chalk backgrounds [verso]. The final pages say it all: “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.”
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