Because You Are
A picture book about self-esteem, inner beauty and making a difference from celebrated author, festival organizer and diversity advocate Jael Richardson
there's something you should know
You are just right
as you are
Conceived of as a letter to her younger self, Because You Are captures Jael Richardson's insightful lessons about growing up, being joyful and loving yourself as a young Black girl. By exploring what inner beauty means, this story inspires children to recognize and build their self-worth, to dream big and to make a difference in the world. These lessons are brought to life on the page with lively and tender illustrations by Nneka Myers.
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About the Author
JAEL RICHARDSON is the executive director of the Festival of Literary Diversity, a books columnist on CBC Radio's q and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter's Lesson, a Father's Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey, and the children's book Because You Are. Jael Richardson received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.