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If Walt Whitman were reborn as a vibrant young woman of color, this is the book he might write. America, we hear you singing! With vivid illustrations by Kaylani Juanita, Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the plenitude that surrounds us and the self each of us is meant to inhabit.
"This "celebration" makes magic out of the everyday joys of being in the world.” - Kirkus Reviews - STARRED
" Whether this delightful book is a mirror or a window for a child, it is a must-read for its celebration of love for oneself and one’s family."-School Library Journal- STARRED
"In precise, lyrical poems by debut author Doyon, the “feathery brown” of hemlock shadows seen on a hike becomes “feathery brown... like my lashes.” In brown tones, wonderfully inclusive mixed media art by Juanita (When Aidan Became a Brother) portrays scenes of comfort and abundance: families laughing and cuddling; women enjoying bounty; children engaging in leaping, lively play." -Publisher's Weekly-STARRED
"Absolutely lovely" - Jacqueline Woodson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Laureate 2018, Author of Brown Girl Dreaming, National Book Award Winner 2014, Another Brooklyn, National Book Award Finalist 2016