All Because You Matter - by Tami Charles (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 10.3 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Orchard Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Tami Charles
Book theme: United States, African American
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2020
TCIN: 79489920
UPC: 9781338574852
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-8553
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and Brown children everywhere reminds them how much they matter, that they have always mattered and they always will.



Book Synopsis



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.

The #1 Amazon Best Children's Book of 2020

A Chicago Public Library and New York Public Library's Best Books of 2020

A TODAY's Favorite Children's Books of 2020

A Shelf Awareness's Best Children's and Teen Books of 2020

A Best Books of 2020, School Library Journal

A Best Picture Books of 2020, Chicago Public Library

A NPR's Best Books of 2020

A Best Picture Books of 2020, Barnes and Noble

A Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2020

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

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

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.



Review Quotes



Praise for All Because You Matter:

* Two accomplished creators invite Black children to take up their spaces in the world... the journey from beginning to end of the book sends a message that is nurturing, nourishing, loving, and reassuring, expanding and deepening the words of the movement it echoes. Collier's trademark paint-and-collage illustrations use petal shapes with patterns and faces, blue and brown hues, and family scenes and close-ups to embody the child's growth within affectionate circles of family, community, and universe. A gem for every household. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* A richly illustrated affirmation for Black children-especially boys... Stunning. Powerful. Timely. Illustrated inspiration at its best. -- Horn Book, starred review

* Caldecott Honoree Collier's (Trombone Shorty) tender, close-up watercolor portraits of a growing Black boy give visual power to this celebration of young Black lives. In an author's note, Charles (Freedom Soup) writes about The Big Talk-words that every Black parent must speak to their child about discrimination and violence. Lyrical verse that aims to offer a starting point for conversations about the racial climate in our country underlines an important message: you, dear child, matter.... As a schoolchild in a green T-shirt, he faces hurdles: academic efforts go unrewarded, classmates jeer, another name is called: / Trayvon, / Tamir, / Philando. Alongside these realities, Charles delivers a ringing affirmation of his life's meaning-Did you know that... strength, power, and/ beauty lie within you?-as Collier shows the boy straight on, surrounded by collaged images of his ancestry. Universal declarations are often illustrated with images of many children; this book's focus on a single child brings his experience and life-and the ways they matter-right up close. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

All Because You Matter is a powerful, poetic manifesto that is required reading for every family in America. -- BookPage

A powerful tale in a broken world, this will give children hope and parents comfort... a very timely story and a wonderful addition to school and public libraries.-- School Library Journal

A title sure to be frequented by not only Black children but any child looking for a kind word and confidence boost. -- Booklist

Praise for Like Vanessa, by Tami Charles:

* Readers of all ages and backgrounds will cheer Vanessa on and see themselves in her story. This debut is a treasure: a gift to every middle school girl who ever felt unpretty, unloved, and trapped by her circumstances. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* Superb. -- Booklist, starred review

* Like Vanessa is an emotionally potent, engaging young adult story with a heroine whom it is impossible not to root for. The life lessons that Nessy learns are relevant and worthwhile for everyone. -- Foreword Reviews, starred review

Charles's debut novel dexterously interlaces pathos and humor and introduces a refreshing new voice. -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier:

2016 Caldecott Honor Book

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner

* This well-told and exquisitely illustrated story of a musician with a steep career trajectory will inspire young readers to pursue their passions, despite the challenges. -- Kirkus Reviews starred review

Praise for Knock Knock, illustrated by Bryan Collier:

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year

ALSC Notable Children's Book

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Picture Book Honor

Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Books of the Year

Bryan Collier's richly textured illustrations and the lyricism of Beaty's text--with its echoes of spoken-word poetry--make this story of bereavement also a story of possibility and beauty. -- The New York Times Sunday Book Review

Praise for Martin's Big Words, illustrated by Bryan Collier:

Caldecott Honor Book

Coretta Scott King Honor Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A stunning, reverent tribute. -- School Library Journal



About The Author



Tami Charles is a former teacher and full-time author of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made it her mission to introduce her students to all types of literature, but especially diverse books. While it was refreshing to see a better selection than what she was accustomed to as a child, Tami felt there weren't nearly as many diverse books as she'd hoped for. It was then that she decided to reignite her passion for writing. Tami is the author of middle grade novels Like Vanessa and Definitely Daphne; Becoming Beatriz, a YA novel; and the picture book Freedom Soup.



Bryan Collier loves to paint. He has successfully channeled his creative energy and love of art into an illustrious career as a children's book illustrator and writer. He began painting at the age of 15 and eventually landed a scholarship to attend Pratt Institute in New York. He has won four Caldecott Honors for Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, and Dave the Potter by Laban Carack Hill. His first book, Uptown, won the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. He has won five more Coretta Scott King Awards and three Coretta Scott King Honors.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
92% would recommend
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I recommend

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TW - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
The simplicity. The purity. The artwork. Love it all.
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Loved it!

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Darlingmother - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great book. Loved the content!
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BoyMom

5 out of 5 stars
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Kevin Hart fan - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Loved the content of the book
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Perfect Timing

5 out of 5 stars
MissCee305 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
So timely, esp bcuz of what young children may be inadvertently being exposed to these days. This book makes them aware of their value.
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All because you matter

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Kia510 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Very well put together get colorful illustrations.
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Must Read

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Nisha - 2 years ago
Great book and dedication to her son who committed suicide. Every child should read it.
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You Matter

5 out of 5 stars
Cteach1 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful story from a mother to her son. Great for teaching self-esteem.
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Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars
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Regolive - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book it is very touching. It’s a lot deeper than I thought it was going to be though. My nephew is 4 that’s who I bought this book for but it may need to wait a bit because it’s a very deep but heart touching book.
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Meh

2 out of 5 stars
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Drea324 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great message, colorful pictures, but I don’t feel the age is an appropriate suggestion. I feel like it’s for older children.
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Must-have in my kids' collection

5 out of 5 stars
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TwinMom - 2 years ago
Love love love this book! I recently checked it out at my local library and fell in love with the message, so I had to purchase a copy to add in my kids collection. Great story and easily relatable
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Love it!

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Missy314 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is beautiful!
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Meaninful literature

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Mama Lion - 2 years ago
What a beautiful way to surround to minds of our children with the important truths of this world. I was in tears.
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The perfect bedtime book

5 out of 5 stars
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LiaNJ - 3 years ago
A true masterpiece! Beautifully written to empower and encourage. My children absolutely love the illustration and words on every page.
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We need more books like this

5 out of 5 stars
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Tay - 3 years ago
A great book! It was a must have for my four year old son as soon as I laid eyes on it. Thank you Tami Charles.
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Must Read!!!

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JRads Mom - 3 years ago
This book has me in tears! It is a must read for all children during these times. It helped me talk to my son about difficult topics!!
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Beautifully written and illustrated

5 out of 5 stars
Mother of Two - 3 years ago
As a mother, I really enjoyed this book on so many levels. I love the illustrations, the writing, and heart that went into the book. My sons now have a book that they can relate to, which is so important for children of color. I highly recommend this book for both schools and for parents.
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