Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry / like everyone else.'"
Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-1541557772 Ages 4-8
Keywords: African American author, diversity, diverse books, believing in yourself, multicultural, inspiration, encouragement, empowerment, identity, self esteem, self image, being yourself, individuality, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Character Building Curriciulum