Text copyright © 2004 Angela Johnson. Illustrations copyright © 2020 Nina Crews. Published Millbrook Press ISBN 9781541557772
A Girl Like Me – in stores February 2020! I am so pleased to have illustrated this wonderful poem by Coretta Scott King and MacArthur Prize winner Angela Johnson. A celebration of the power of girls that encourages them to embrace their dreams and more!
“Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / ‘A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry / like everyone else.'”
“A blithe celebration of individuality, guts, and sisterhood.” – Publisher’s Weekly