Mary Can!

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8.5 X 11.1 X 0.32 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author
International superstar, Mary J. Blige is a nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter with eight multi-platinum albums from her 34-year career. Widely known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige has not limited her talents to music. As an actress and producer she has been nominated for three Golden Globe awards, a SAG nomination, and two Academy Awards, making history as the first person to be nominated for both acting and songwriting in the same year for her supporting role and original song in the film Mudbound.

Ashleigh Corrin is an award-winning children's book illustrator. Her debut, Layla's Happiness written by Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie, received the 2020 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award, as well as the Writer Honor. She also illustrated The River Is My Ocean by Rio Cortez. Her appreciation for philanthropic work and acts of service shaped her dream of creating art to uplift and inspire youth and the young at heart. Ashleigh lives in Virginia with her daughter and husband. More of her work can be viewed at or on Instagram @Ashleigh_Corrin.

Infused with an affirming tone, this picture book features bright, peppy colors, plenty of energy, and a winsome protagonist... Will please the author's adult fans and win her a new generation of admirers. -- Kirkus Reviews

[A] solid choice. -- School Library Journal

In a stylish authorial debut, singer Blige draws on personal experience to tell the story of a determined Black child who learns how to "beat 'can't' with 'can.'" -- Publishers Weekly