Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Story Time: I Am Every Good Thing
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Derrick Barnes
Derrick Barnes
I Am Every Good Thing
Gordon C. James
Gordon C. James
I Am Every Good Thing

Author Derrick Barnes and artist Gordon James previously teamed up on the critically acclaimed picture book Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut, which received the Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott and Newbery Honors. Now the duo have teamed up again on I Am Every Good Thing, a celebration of Black excellence and, according to a starred Kirkus review, a book “brimming with imagination and Black-boy joy.” James’s vibrant paintings powerfully echo messages of confidence and pride: “I am worthy of success / of respect, of safety, of kindness, of happiness.” Barnes and James will read from their book, offer insights into its creation, and participate in a brief Q&A with the Boston Public Library’s Philecia Harris. Tune in live for your chance to ask questions and interact with the book’s creators!

Ages 4–8