Mary Can!

(Author) (Illustrator)
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8.5 X 11.1 X 0.32 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Mary J. Blige is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, producer, and entrepreneur, and is one of the defining voices of our generation. With a track record of eight multiplatinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (and over thirty nominations), an Emmy Award, two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a SAG nomination, and multiple honors, including a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, a Billboard Icon Award, and a Time 100 honor, Blige has cemented herself as a global superstar. She has starred in several film and television projects (including Netflix's Mudbound and STARZ' Power) and has performed on the world's largest stages, but the role she loves most is being a motivator to girls, women, and people who dare to dream big.

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