Summer 2020. My mother and I let out a simultaneous heavy sigh. We had just been talking about the killing of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of police, and the resulting unrest. The very fact that these heinous deaths were occurring in our society on a regular basis, and our sense […]Read full article
"Imagination, ingenuity and passion collide on the pages of this inspiring tribute to children of color. The poetic composition from Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (I Love My Hair!; The Harlem Charade) coupled with the ingenious photography of Regis and Kahran Bethencourt (Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty) results in an exquisite book that trumpets the magic and unlimited potential of young lives...The Me I Choose to Be is a striking book with a powerful question for everyone: Who is the me you choose to be? "—Jen Forbus, Shelf Awareness
"A mantra-esque refrain unites Tarpley’s rhyming statements throughout, encouraging readers to embrace their multitudes....An empowering visual essay."