I Am Every Good Thing

I Am Every Good Thing

I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He's got big plans, and no doubt he'll see them through--as he's creative, adventurous, smart, funny, and a good friend. Sometimes he falls, but he always gets back up. And other times he's afraid, because he's so often misunderstood and called what he is not. So slow down and really look and listen, when somebody tells you--and shows you--who they are. There are superheroes in our midst!

Title:I Am Every Good Thing
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525518778
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    I Am Every Good Thing Reviews

  • LaDonna

    WOW!!! By now, you know that I am someone always on the look out for books that speak to our young people and encourage them to find and know their worth. I definitely found it in I Am Every Good T...

  • Jillian Heise

    I'm crying reading the end of this gorgeous picture book from the team that brought us Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Genuine and deep love for all that Black boys encompass shines through in this af...

  • Dave Schaafsma

    Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books. Every Good Thing, written by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James, is book #10 (of 20) of 2020. Poems for boys, ...

  • Erika

    I wasnÔÇÖt ready for this book to end. Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James are my favorite author-illustrator duo. Our society desperately needs this book. I love how this team celebrates black boys an...

  • Mariah Roze

    Super cute children's picture book!"The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He's got big plans, and no doubt he'll see them through--as he's creative...

  • Rod Brown

    Annual Goodreads Choice Awards reading project: Read all the Picture Book nominees! (3 of 15)I am not a fan of picture books whose sole purpose is to be inspirational, and indeed I am not a fan of ins...

  • Shaye Miller

    I really enjoyed this beautiful book, written by the authors of Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut and dedicated by Barnes to Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, EJ Bradford, Jordan Edwards, Michael Brown, Jordan...

  • Abby Johnson

    Yes, this book is everything I wanted it to be. From the multiple-award-winning creators of Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut, this is another gorgeous picture book that celebrates and affirms Black boy joy...

  • Kris Patrick

    Hamilton East PL, if you are reading this, what happened? Why is this not yet on your shelves? I couldn't wait on your hold list any longer. I went ahead and purchased to read and to gift to my niece'...

  • Haley Shaffer

    This book is the epitome of Black joy. Filled with positive messages that celebrate Black boys. ­čîčI love to use picture books as copy change models with my 8 graders. This book will be the first cop...