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I Believe I Can by Grace Byers

I Believe I Can, written by Grace Byers, is about feeling good about yourself and believing that there are no boundaries to what you can do. Grace Byers also wrote the book I Am Enough, which is about knowing and loving who you are. I have used both of these books to engage in conversations about identity with 4 and 5 year olds. In I Believe I Can, the author writes “I am worthy because I’m me, and there is value to my name.” They went home that day, asked their families about their name, and then shared what they learned. They also wrote an acrostic poem about themselves using the letters in their name. Here are a couple of the poems:

Strong, Artistic, Really fast, Animals, Happy”

Jewish, Orange, Hot dogs, Nice”

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