I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams (Hardcover)

I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams By Tanisia Moore, Robert Paul (Illustrator) Cover Image

I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams (Hardcover)

By Tanisia Moore, Robert Paul (Illustrator)


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YOU are your ancestors' wildestdreams. How will you express YOUR greatness? Perfect for fans of I Am Every Good Thing, Little Legends, and All Because You Matter.

"Affirming. . . . A joyful tribute." -- Kirkus Reviews


From my crown

down to the kicks

on my feet...

I AM my ancestors' wildest dreams.

In this electrifying anthem to Black boy joy and pride, a young child discovers his place in a distinguished lineage. As he meets ten exceptional Black men--historical and contemporary figures who have paved the way for his own future success--he internalizes their greatness. Just like them, he can reach his dreams. And just like him, you have within you big potential.

Tanisia Moore views writing as her avenue for giving hope, sharing life's lessons, and sparking imaginations. She writes uplifting stories for all ages and wrote I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams, her first picture book, because she wanted to introduce children to more contemporary Black men and inspire readers to dream and live big. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three young children. Learn more at tanisiamoore.com.
Robert Paul Jr. has a love for people and everyone's unique story. He hopes to help children lead fun, positive, and enriched lives through storytelling. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and young daughter. You can see more of his work at steadfast.tv.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338776171
ISBN-10: 1338776177
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English

"The energetic text reads like a smooth stream of affirmations. . . . The cartoonlike illustrations use bright colors, cheerful faces, and confident poses to emphasize the power of the child's positive self-image. . . . With the resonance of the titular saying and additional affirming phrases in the child’s assured voice, this book will lend confidence to Black children and remind all readers of the dignity and contributions of African American people. A joyful tribute to share with young children." -- Kirkus Reviews