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Glow - by Ruth Forman (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
Glow - by Ruth Forman (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
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Book Synopsis

A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to the beautiful light of African American boys.

I shine night too
smooth brown
glow skin

This simple, playful, and elegant board book stars a young boy who joyfully celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a perfect day.

About The Author

Ruth Forman is the author of award-winning poetry collections We Are the Young Magicians and Renaissance and children's books Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon and Curls. She is the recipient of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, among others. She has presented in forums such as the United Nations, the PBS series The United States of Poetry, and National Public Radio. Ruth is a former teacher of creative writing with the University of Southern California and June Jordan's Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and is a longtime faculty member with the VONA writing program.

Geneva Bowers is a self-taught illustrator based in western North Carolina. She's illustrated children's books The Dragon Thief, Beyoncé Shine Your Light, and Curls, among others. Geneva's work has won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and a 2018 BSFA Award nomination. She loves manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm. Visit her online at

Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x .6 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Little Simon
Format: Board Book
Author: Ruth Forman
Book theme: United States, African American
Language: English
Street Date: May 4, 2021
TCIN: 82070426
UPC: 9781534446335
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-8746
Origin: Made in the USA
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 6 inches width x 6.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
57% would recommend
7 recommendations

Cute introduction to poetry

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
nf - 8 months ago
I have a soft spot for poetry and we aim to read diverse representation and types of books. My 2.5 year old just started to show interest in it as he likes to memorize stories and “read” them back to us. This works well for our purposes especially as summer time is approaching.
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Just NO

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
MomtoTwounder2 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Poor illustration of a single mother, no father in sight. Fathers are extremely important, whether near or far. It’s also not written for toddlers whom are being taught to speak using complete sentences.
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lauren M - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book and so did my 4 year old and 1 year old. The pictures and beautiful, and we love looking at the bubbles and stars.
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Beautiful Art and Poetry

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AliSweet - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this book for my son who is 5 months. He LOVED it, which made me so happy because it is a gorgeous book. The art and poetry are magical- it’s so good to expose kids to a variety of writing styles. I definitely recommend this book!
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A miss

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mel - 2 years ago
It’s a no for me not foe this age group
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jessy - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
It’s a sweet little book. Very calming and a beautiful story.
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Returning this book

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
TaregetShoppa - 3 years ago
Did not like this book. Just words thrown on a page. The illustrations are beautiful, but that’s not enough for a 5 year old eager to read and follow along with a story that makes sense to him. Returning!
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