I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams (Hardcover)
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
I AM FLY.
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.
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.
"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