I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots
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.
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
Niña Mata is a 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. Nina currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their daughter, and Tabitha, their cat.
“A lovely ode to the beauty of those with vitiligo is showcased in this rhyming picture book. Bright colors along with a vast array of fine details makes this an excellent choice for patrons of all ages.” -School Library Journal “This utterly charming picture book from vitiligo advocate Rivera exudes self-love from cover to cover. Her confidence is infectious. Mata’s illustrations are full of texture and joy. Much-needed encouragement to love the skin we’re in.” -Kirkus Reviews
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