This inspiring picture book by New York Times bestselling author Bakari Sellers is a tribute to the family and community that help make us who we are. Perfect for sharing and gifting.
When you meet someone for the first time, they might ask, "Who are your people?" and "Where are you from?"
Children are shaped by their ancestors, and this book celebrates the village it takes to raise a child.
In the vein of I Am Enough and Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, this powerful picture book with beautiful illustrations by Reggie Brown is a joyful recognition of the people and places that help define young readers and adults alike.
Don't miss this picture book debut from Bakari Sellers, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller My Vanishing Country: A Memoir.
* Instant New York Times Bestseller! *
About the Author
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just twenty-two years old, he defeated a twenty-six-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor in the state of South Carolina. Sellers is a CNN political analyst and served in the South Carolina state legislature. Recently named to ’s Under 40” list, he is also a practicing attorney who fights to give a voice to the voiceless.
Reggie Brown loves drawing vivid scenes of Black children and families that include expressive, unforgettable characters that make children and adults want to read and re-read those stories. Reggie also has a passion for stories with genres like fantasy, superheroes, and science-fiction. When Reggie isn't drawing, he loves exploring San Diego, California, watching anime, and hanging out with his wife Demi and min pin Bruce.
“Inspirational. A motivational story of knowing and embracing family birthright, this book is great for every collection for kids.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
“A tale steeped in pride, centering two Black children learning about their familial and cultural legacy. Consistently affirming.” — Publishers Weekly
?“Affirming. [Does] an excellent job of blending moments from the past with the present, subtly reinforcing their continued importance on life today.” — Booklist
“The cultural values shared by many Black Americans are related in beautiful prose. Recommended for teachers and librarians who want to explore the meaning of historical legacies in families.” — ALA Booklist review of the audiobook