I Am Golden

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A mother tells her daughter that her name means beautiful, like the country where they chose to make their home: America. Though people may say Mei is like all the others who have the same skin tone, her mom assures her that she’s uniquely distinct, with the power to be anything in life. She has a golden flame burning bright inside her that’ll illuminate her way, and while she’s still young, her parents will guard her heart as their own. She is their destiny, their ming. More than anything, they want her to believe in herself––her beauty and her fortitude––and to be proud she is “golden.”

This is a tribute to all those who feel they are different or somehow less because of the color they were born and specifically those of Asian descent. This book is culturally rich and critically needed in a time of increased animosity toward minorities in the United States. The rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic propelled the author to send this poignant message to children everywhere. It’s applicable to any child who questions his or her self-worth. Reading these words will likely bring out the best in them, offering sweet hope and gentle inspiration.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date 01-Feb-2022
ISBN 9781250842053
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Issue May 2022
Category Children's