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I Am Able to Shine

The power of a kind heart.

Keiko has a beautiful heart and bravely overcomes her obstacles daily with positive reinforcements. When young, she dreams big of changing the world and shining. Her friends appreciate her kindness, but things aren't always pleasant. She faces criticisms that lead to self-doubt, but she is determined to overcome those and stay strong. Then, when she grows into an adult and becomes a mother, she does something more beautiful.



We picked this book for its nomination to Goodreads awards. This book empowers young girls to stay kind and dream big while counting all those beautiful blessings one has while growing up. Mike Wu made brilliant illustrations to complement the spirit of the story.



I Am Able to Shine by Korey Watari is a must-read, heartwarming, empowering story of a girl narrated with beautiful illustrations.






Originally published: 2022

Author: Korey Watari

Illustrator: Mike Wu



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