My Mommy Medicine

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A moving tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children’s lives.

My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn't feeling well, from renowned author Edwidge Danticat.

Whenever I am sick,
Or just feel kind of gloomy or sad,
I can always count on my Mommy Medicine.

When a child wakes up feeling sick, she is treated to a good dose of Mommy Medicine. Her remedy includes a yummy cup of hot chocolate; a cozy, bubble-filled bath time; and unlimited snuggles and cuddles. Mommy Medicine can heal all woes and make any day the BEST day!

Award-winning memoirist Edwidge Danticat's rich and lyrical text envelops the reader in the security of a mother's love, and debut artist Shannon Wright's vibrant art infuses the story with even more warmth.


Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and came to the United States at age twelve. Her first novel was Breath, Eyes, Memory, followed by National Book Award Finalist Krik? Krak! She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Her books for young readers include Eight Days: A Story of HaitiMama's Nightingale, and her young adult novel Untwine. She lives in Miami.


Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine , Mother Jones, Google, and KaBOOM! Studios. Shannon co-teaches a comics course at Virginia Commonwealth University. My Mommy Medicine is her first picture book. Books she's illustrated include Twins by Varian Johnson and I'm Gonna Push Through by Jasmyn Wright.


A Parent's Choice Recommended Award Winner 2019
2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year List

“Heartfelt prose . . . [and vignettes] full of glad familial love . . . leave no doubt about how good it feels to be the total center of attention.” —Publishers Weekly

“A warm and fuzzy offering for sick days on the couch or everyday reading. A recommended purchase.” —School Library Journal

A sweet celebration of the special touch that only a mother can give.” —Kirkus

“Cozy and comforting, this is an effective antidote for childhood illness or anxiety.” —Booklist

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