All Because You Matter

All Because You Matter

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.

* "A gem for every household." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Stunning. Powerful. Timely. Illustrated inspiration at its best." -- Horn Book, starred review

A Best Book of 2020, School Library Journal

A Best Picture Book of 2020, Barnes and Noble

Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to Black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.

Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughs, through the hardship of adolescent struggles, and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.

Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matter is for the picture book audience what The Hate U Give was for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.

Title:All Because You Matter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781338574852
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    All Because You Matter Reviews

  • Betsy

    Say a phrase repeatedly and there is a very real danger that it will begin lose its initial power. When the words “Black Lives Matter” were first pronounced so loudly and clearly at the beginning ...

  • Mary Lee

    Beautiful love poem written for the author's son, to "provide parents with a starting point for conversations about the racial climate in our country today," and "to remind all children, especially th...

  • Stephanie Jones

    This book was beautiful. The words were lyrical and the illustrations belong in an art museum. I’m buying a copy for every child in my family. I want them to see themselves in the pages of this whim...

  • Sarina

    CWs: police brutality, questioning self-worth This is one of those beautiful books you read to babies and young children to show them how much you love them, how much they matter to the world. I have...

  • Shaye Miller

    What a beautiful book, both with artwork and text. Throughout it notes how all young black and brown children matter, while also drawing attention to some of the ways society has misunderstood and mis...

  • Mary

    Both text and illustrations are stunningly beautiful and powerful! Don't miss the author and illustrator notes in the back. Tami Charles describes needing to have The Big Talk with her son and wanting...

  • Sandy Brehl

    There is NO denying that this extraordinarily talented illustrator, Bryan Collier, has poured his heart and soul into this picture book. The text and illustrations together are riveting, despite using...

  • Diana

    This book has beautiful illustrations and a strong, powerful, and poetic message-you matter, they matter, we matter, and always will. Beginning with an expectant mother, the book follows the baby as h...

  • Renee

    Gorgeous homage to the black child. Bryan Collier's paint and collage illustrations are astonishing as always, and Tami Charles writes in a lyrical, powerful voice that brought tears to my eyes. From ...

  • Cyndee

    Not enough words for how beautiful this book is ~ words and illustrations are a perfect match. So many children never hear this message from the people around them. It is a reminder to me to stand in ...