For Kids and Their Grown-Ups: I Am: A Book of Reminders!” by Juana Medina

Review by Laura Frantz, collection development librarian

Author and illustrator Juana Medina shares a simple and straightforward message to kids about how wonderful they are. One page features a powerful and uplifting affirmation, while the opposite page showcases a child in that moment. The illustrations are fun and heartwarming, highlighting children with a range of skin tones and abilities. This picture book lets kids know they are creative, curious, loved and so much more. It is designed to be read aloud and repeated by kids. A wonderful addition to the growing collection of social emotional learning books being published today. Other books in the series include “I Will!” and the upcoming “I Feel!”