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I Am Brown - Hardcover Picture Book

I Am Brown - Hardcover Picture Book

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Written by Ashok Banker & Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Brown-skinned children around the world laugh, love and play together in this infectiously joyful book.

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in―of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

Teach Early Years Award Finalist 2021.

UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2021.

Derby Children's Book Award Longlist 2021.

BookTrust Best Books Guide 2020.

A Guardian Children's Book of the Month


“A note-perfect hymn about acceptance, pride and belonging”―The Observer

“Upbeat and uplifting”―Kirkus Reviews

“An empowering book for all children to read and a beautiful reminder about self-love, dreaming big, culture and self-acceptance”―Here Wee Read

“Such a joyful book! A must-have for your shelf, and definitely schools and libraries”―Bookbairn

“A total joy to behold. The gorgeous illustrations and story provide a positive mantra for all children of any ethnicity and background – with the central message that you can be anything you want to be, don’t hold yourself back. Highly recommended”―BookTrust

“This is not just a book about being brown. This book is fundamentally the voice of every child, and every child is amazing. Simply one of the most joyful books I have seen for a long time. I can’t wait to share it in my library”―Book Monsters

Reading Age: 5-8

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