I Am Brown
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    I Am Brown

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      Buy one get one, ages 2 plus, 32 pages

      Written by ASHOK BANKER | Illustrated by SANDHYA PRABHAT

      I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in - of being brown, of being amazing, of being you!

      Teach Early Years awards Finalist
      UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2021
      Derby Children's Book Award Longlist 2021
      BookTrust Best Books Guide 2020
      A Guardian Children's Book of the Month

      'An empowering book for all children to read and a beautiful reminder about self-love, dreaming big, culture and self-acceptance.' – Here Wee Read

      'Such a joyful book! A must-have for your shelf, and definitely schools and libraries.' – Bookbairn

      'Upbeat and uplifting.' - Kirkus Reviews

      'A note-perfect hymn about acceptance, pride and belonging' – The Observer

      'A total joy to behold. The gorgeous illustrations and story provide a positive mantra for all children of any ethnicity and background – with the central message that you can be anything you want to be, don’t hold yourself back. Highly recommended.' – Emily Drabble, BookTrust

      'This is not just a book about being brown. This book is fundamentally the voice of every child, and every child is amazing. Simply one of the most joyful books I have seen for a long time. I can’t wait to share it in my library' – Bookmonsters

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      Beautiful and diverse

      Such a beautiful book and so happy to purchase from a publisher also donating books to charities. Will be in my daughter’s Christmas stocking and great to have books she can relate to culturally.

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      L.D.
      Great book for brown families

      This book includes a collection of children from lots of different backgrounds. They are really well illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat. They all have brown skin but they are all very different. From the way they look, what they wear, what they eat, the languages they speak and how they pray. They have different talents and abilities and all of they believe that they can grow up to be what ever they want. This is a very positive book for younger children. It shows the wide range of brown people on our planet and how they are all similar. They have skills, hopes and dreams. I enjoyed reading this book. It is nice to have more picture books on our shelves that reflect children who look more like us and all the things that are possible now and in the future.

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      H.R.
      Highly recommended

      Great message and beautifully illustrated. Lots of positive role models and broad in it's diversity.

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      A.F.
      Love it!

      Wonderful book.
      A precious tool for my anti racism readings in the classroom?

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      L.B.
      Put a huge smile on my face

      This is such a joy to read and share. The illustrations are bright and beautiful, the ebullience and individuality of the children is a delight. An absolutely wonderful book.

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      S.
      Beautiful and diverse

      Such a beautiful book and so happy to purchase from a publisher also donating books to charities. Will be in my daughter’s Christmas stocking and great to have books she can relate to culturally.

      L
      L.D.
      Great book for brown families

      This book includes a collection of children from lots of different backgrounds. They are really well illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat. They all have brown skin but they are all very different. From the way they look, what they wear, what they eat, the languages they speak and how they pray. They have different talents and abilities and all of they believe that they can grow up to be what ever they want. This is a very positive book for younger children. It shows the wide range of brown people on our planet and how they are all similar. They have skills, hopes and dreams. I enjoyed reading this book. It is nice to have more picture books on our shelves that reflect children who look more like us and all the things that are possible now and in the future.

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      H.R.
      Highly recommended

      Great message and beautifully illustrated. Lots of positive role models and broad in it's diversity.

      A
      A.F.
      Love it!

      Wonderful book.
      A precious tool for my anti racism readings in the classroom?

      L
      L.B.
      Put a huge smile on my face

      This is such a joy to read and share. The illustrations are bright and beautiful, the ebullience and individuality of the children is a delight. An absolutely wonderful book.

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