Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
A History of Me by Adrea Theodore
Add A History of Me to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

A History of Me

Best Seller
A History of Me by Adrea Theodore
Hardcover $18.99
Jan 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780823442577

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Jan 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780823442577 | 4-8 years

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jan 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780823443796 | 4-8 years

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


★ “Robinson skillfully illuminates the book’s many strands of history. . . . The narrator is a quietly thoughtful force to be reckoned with. A History of Me is a moving reminder of what we gain when we draw strength and inspiration from the past.”BookPage, Starred Review

★ “The book wraps children in the lived experience then and now. Digitally rendered illustrations shine with the love and pride of the book’s message, honoring history while also empowering young brown children to seek a dazzling future. This title powerfully places history in a light that honors the past, challenges the way history is taught, and looks forward. Inspirational.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“[A] poetic debut informed by Theodore’s own life as well as that of her daughter. . . . Refrains emphasize the child’s isolation and resolve, punctuated by Robinson’s textured digital illustrations, before an affirmative ending.”—Publishers Weekly

“A child discovers how to rise above isolation at school in a compassionate and rewarding picture book that portrays how self-esteem and racial pride intersect.”—Shelf Awareness

“An uplifting pep talk of a book. . . .”—Booklist

“A love letter of recognition to children of color. . . . The colors go from subdued to vibrant, with the protagonist’s daughter shown on one page as an almost literal beam of light”—The Horn Book

“An empowering picture book seeks to instill pride in the descendants of enslaved people. . . . This emotionally honest look at the challenges of processing historical injustice and racial trauma provides a much-needed mirror for Black students, but anyone who has ever felt trapped by other people’s definitions of who they are can relate to the story on some level. . . . An uplifting story that rightfully asserts the multidimensionality of Black identity.”—Kirkus Reviews

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Adrea Theodore
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top