I Am Brown by Ashok Banker

I Am Brown written by Ashok Banker and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat is a celebration of brown people in all their varied forms and cultures!

The vibrant and youthful illustrations work hand in hand with the simple text to offer a perspective of brown-skinned people that is full of love and inclusivity. 

I Am Brown touches on so many aspects of diversity among brown people including the diversity of nation, language, religion, home, hair, clothes and even food. 

Image from "I Am Brown"  

At its heart however, I Am Brown is also a book about loving oneself and never underestimating ones potential. The children in the pages of the book offer examples of so many professions and hobbies that nothing seems out of reach and the book ends with the beautiful statements: "I am brown. I am amazing. I am YOU!"

Image from "I Am Brown"

Make sure that you check out I Am Brown written by Ashok Banker and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat at your local library, and for a great insightful interview with the author and illustrator by Lantana Publishing, make sure you click the picture below. 

Image of Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat