Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me
Astronaut. Ballerina. Chef. Doctor. What do you want to be?
Samara and Lyric are cousins who love to visit their grandmother, MeMe. The girls talk about all the wonderful things they want to be. Their self-esteem and confidence grow as they learn about women who have done what they hope to do.
Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me was inspired by a grandmother’s conversations with her granddaughters. Filled with historical pioneers and modern-day trailblazers, this picture book empowers girls of color by providing examples of successful women who look like them.
“As the mother of two brown girls, I know how important it is for young girls to ‘see’ themselves. Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me is an engaging and powerful book, which encourages girls to pursue their dreams.” —Dr. Karen M. R Townsend, women’s empowerment expert
“What better way to start girls thinking about their endless career possibilities than Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me? Thank you, Valerie, for this magnificent gift to our girls!” —Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette, best-selling author of BJ’s Big Dream
To Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, every conversation with a child is an opportunity to teach. Whether basic life skills, kindness or career aspirations, she encourages her grandbabies and other children to be the best they can be. ThingsICanBe.com
About Valerie J. Lewis Coleman (Dayton, Ohio Author)
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman serves experts and professional speakers to magnify and monetize their message by publishing quality books. She co-founded the region's premier book event: Dayton Book Expo. Since its inception, the expo has hosted over 500 authors and thousands of book lovers. As a best-selling author and award-winning publisher, Valerie has guided aspiring authors through the mysterious labyrinth of self-publishing. With over fifteen years of experience in the book business, this expert divulges industry secrets on avoiding the top five mistakes made by new authors, pricing your book to sell and identifying dishonest publishers. Her dynamic presentation and knowledge of the business takes writers from pen to paper to published as they master self-publishing to make money!