HarperCollins I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots
HarperCollins I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots

I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots

By Lid’ya C. Rivera


Publication Date: June 6, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A young girl with vitiligo celebrates her skin in this joyful picture book by debut author Lid’ya C. Rivera and illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Niña Mata! 

“I stand up and I stand out.I am the light and the spark.I was created special with my many beauty marks.”Perfect for fans of I Am Enough by Grace Byers, Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller, and I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, life coach and inspirational speaker, Lid’ya C. Rivera’s love letter to kids with vitiligo is fun, empowering, and appealing to anyone who has something that makes them stand out (that’s everyone!).Backmatter includes a letter from the author and facts about vitiligo.

About the Author

Lid’ya C. Rivera is a proud vitiligo advocate, decorated Navy sailor, award-winning filmmaker, and confidence coach. She was diagnosed as an infant with vitiligo, causing her to face childhood bullying and low self-esteem, which later inspired her passion for storytelling and raising awareness about the skin disorder. Lid’ya is a native of Georgia and currently resides in Florida with her three daughters and son. She is a graduate of Excelsior University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Visit her online at lidyacrivera.com.Niña Mata is a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator and received her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has illustrated many books, including American gymnast Laurie Hernandez’s She’s Got This, NBA superstar LeBron James's I Promise, and the Ty’s Travels I Can Read series. Niña currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their daughter, and Tabitha, their cat. Visit her online at ninamata.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 6, 2023

ISBN: 9780063119970

28-01-2023 01:14

I absolutely, positively LOVE this book. Teaching our children about colorism and prejudices early in life is extremely important to their individual socialization. Lid’ya C. Rivera will change lives with this book and the illustration is absolutely adorable.

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