M is for Melanin

Tiffany Rose

Ages 3-5
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29 October 2020
40 pages


Be bold. Be fearless. BE YOU.

M is for Melanin is an empowering alphabet book that teaches kids their ABC and celebrates black children. Each letter of the alphabet contains affirming, black-positive messages, from E is for Empowerment, to L is for Lead to W is for Worthy. This joyful book, written and illustrated by Tiffany Rose, teaches children their ABC and encourages all kids to love the skin they're in.

M is for Melanin

shining in every inch of your skin.
Every shade, every hue.
All beautiful and unique.

“Contagiously upbeat, joyful, and positive, this artistic alphabet book is also a series of affirmations for young black children, who will beg to read it again and again.”

Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Rose’s A–Z affirmation of black children sings with inclusivity and zest . . . A necessary, uplifting volume that celebrates ‘black girl magic’ and ‘black boy joy’.”

Publishers Weekly