I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots (Hardcover)

I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots By Lid’ya C. Rivera, Niña Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image

I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots (Hardcover)

By Lid’ya C. Rivera, Niña Mata (Illustrator)


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"Highly recommended." —School Library Journal

A 55th NAACP Image Award Nominee for Best Children's Literature

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!

This lyrical celebration of self-esteem, perseverance, and loving the skin you're in will inspire all children to appreciate their spots or what makes them different. Perfect for pairing with I Am Enough by Grace Byers, Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller, and I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes.

Includes a personal 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. Visit her online at lidyacrivera.com.

Niña Mata is an artist and New York Times bestselling illustrator. Her books include She’s Got ThisI Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots, I Promise (by LeBron James), and the Ty’s Travels series, including the Geisel Honor Book Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom! Visit her at ninamata.com. 

Product Details ISBN: 9780063119970
ISBN-10: 0063119978
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English

“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

“I stand up and I stand out./ I am the light and the spark,” declares the vivacious narrator of Rivera’s upbeat debut...Via texture and contrast, digital illustrations from Mata add warmth and lightheartedness to this self-loving tale. — Publishers Weekly