Kids will delight in reading Big, Bold, Beautiful Me and find themselves marching along and standing side-by-side protagonists just like them who portray body positivity in a loud, proud, and very fun way.
Grown-ups will welcome the message of healthy attitudes when facing negative or derogatory comments of others. Together it is a valuable resource for young readers to confidently embrace who they are with big bold beautiful appeal to teachers, librarians, counselors, and parents, too. I pull my shoulders back, and I walk with pride
Hiking with my Nana, going stride for stride.
Then I look in the mirror--and what do I see?
Big and bold and beautiful me
Jane Yolen is the author of over 400 books for children and adults. Her books, stories, and poems have won many awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, three Golden Kite Awards, and the Jewish Book Award. She lives in Hatfield, MA. Visit janeyolen.com, @Jane.Yolen on Facebook, @JaneYolen on Twitter, and @JYolen on Instagram. Maddison Stemple-Piatt is Jane's first grandchild. Following in her Nana's footsteps, she trained in ballet from a young age. She has earned her bachelor's in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Dance, her master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and is currently a Juris Doctor candidate. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL. Chloe Burgett is a children's book illustrator. She is the SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator for Nebraska. Visit chloebartistry.com and @chloeb.artistry on Instagram.