A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, thatthey have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles.Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and alwayswill, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughs, through the hardship of adolescent struggles, and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for thedays to come.Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matter is for the picture book audience what The Hate U Give was for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.
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About Tami Charles
Tami Charles is a former teacher and full-time author of picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made it her mission to introduce her students to all types of literature but especially diverse books. She is the author of the middle grade novels Like Vanessa, Definitely Daphne, and Becoming Beatriz, and more.