I Am Brown: Diverse & Inclusive Children’s Book

Type: Book

Written by ASHOK BANKER | Illustrated by SANDHYA PRABHAT

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in - of being brown, of being amazing, of being you!

Teach Early Years awards Finalist
UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2021
Derby Children's Book Award Longlist 2021
BookTrust Best Books Guide 2020
A Guardian Children's Book of the Month

'An empowering book for all children to read and a beautiful reminder about self-love, dreaming big, culture and self-acceptance.' – Here Wee Read

'Such a joyful book! A must-have for your shelf, and definitely schools and libraries.' – Bookbairn

'Upbeat and uplifting.' - Kirkus Reviews

'A note-perfect hymn about acceptance, pride and belonging' – The Observer

'A total joy to behold. The gorgeous illustrations and story provide a positive mantra for all children of any ethnicity and background – with the central message that you can be anything you want to be, don’t hold yourself back. Highly recommended.' – Emily Drabble, BookTrust

'This is not just a book about being brown. This book is fundamentally the voice of every child, and every child is amazing. Simply one of the most joyful books I have seen for a long time. I can’t wait to share it in my library' – Bookmonsters