I Am Somebody (Hardcover)
An empowering picture book about the importance of stepping up (and speaking up) to address injustice and effect change within our daily lives, from the author of I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids.
I Am Somebody takes the reader on a journey over the course of a day, as our main character notices various forms of neglect and injustice—from trash on the sidewalk and students butting in line waiting for the bus, to not sharing on the playground and bullying about food. In each instance, the young child remarks that SOMEBODY should do something to remedy the situation(s) until, eventually, they realize that they are the person that can effect change. This powerful story reminds us that every living thing is unique and should be treated with kindness and respect and that we are ALL “somebody.”
About the Author
Nyasha Williams grew up living intermittently between the United States and South Africa. She is passionate about good food and good company, exploring new places, and fighting for social justice. She lives in Colorado with her husband.
Ashley Evans loves creating colorful, fun, and dynamic images, especially if they are figurative or portraits. Born and raised in Queens, she now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she’s not creating art, you can find her decorating cakes, enjoying her family, or catching a much needed nap!
“Accompanied by simple yet expressive illustrations, this is a loving and much-needed story that encourages kids to make a difference… Empowerment to children to be the change they wish to see in the world.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The creators urge reader empowerment with this message-driven story about taking action.”—Publishers Weekly