I received this book at no cost from the publisherThe Me I Choose To Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Regis Bethencourt
on October 19, 2021
THE ME I CHOOSE TO BE
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About the Book:
Title: THE ME I CHOOSE TO BE
Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley with photographs by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt
Pub. Date: October 19, 2021
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
The bestselling author of I Love My Hair! joins forces with a dynamic photography duo in this stunning celebration of the many things you can be!
What will you choose to be?
A free spirit?
A weaver of words?
A star dancing across the night sky?
A limitless galaxy?
The possibilities are endless in this uplifting ode to the power of potential. With lyrical text by bestselling author Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and images by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt—the team behind CreativeSoul Photography—each page of The Me I Choose To Be is an immersive call for self-love and highlights the inherent beauty of all Black and brown children.
Praise for THE ME I CHOOSE TO BE:
“Imagination, ingenuity and passion collide on the pages of this inspiring tribute to children of color. The poetic composition from Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (I Love My Hair!; The Harlem Charade) coupled with the ingenious photography of Regis and Kahran Bethencourt (Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty) results in an exquisite book that trumpets the magic and unlimited potential of young lives…The Me I Choose to Be is a striking book with a powerful question for everyone: Who is the me you choose to be? “―Jen Forbus, Shelf Awareness
“A mantra-esque refrain unites Tarpley’s rhyming statements throughout, encouraging readers to embrace their multitudes….An empowering visual essay.” ―Publishers Weekly
I love this book! The poetic words match the pictures so perfectly and make each image so much more than each could be on its own. Yes, a picture can tell a fascinating story but when words help that picture go beyond that, then you have real magic. The metaphors really speak to me and I hope those thoughts and ideas translate well to the intended audience. Some of the best books I read as a child had this same feeling – you can be what you want to be, so let’s explore what you want to be! The images range from super heroes to feelings and they are true works of art. This is a much-needed book that should bring wonder and joy to any who read it.
About Natasha Tarpley:
Natasha Tarpley is the author of the bestselling picture book I Love My Hair!, as well as other acclaimed titles for children and adults. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards and she is the cofounder of Voonderbar! Media, a project seeking to expand the depictions of children of color in media. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois.
About Regis and Kahran Bethencourt :
Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are the husband-and-wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With more than ten years of working with hundreds of children, families, and brands, they specialize in child and lifestyle photography while incorporating authentic visual storytelling. They live in Atlanta, Georgia.
3 winners will win a finished copy of THE ME I CHOOSE TO BE, US Only.
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