I Am a Promise by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with Ashley Rousseau, Illustrated by Rachel Moss [CeCe’s Book Review]

I Am a PromiseI Am a Promise by Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce
Published: February 2020
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Am a Promise follows the journey of Olympic medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from her childhood in Jamaica where she discovered her love for running to that very moment that she was first chosen to represent her country in the Olympics as a track and field sprinter. She always knew she was fast and many people in her community could see that but it was her grandmother who told her that she was a promise. The full weight of its meaning would become more evident as she grew older. She trained hard and excelled as an athlete and would become a six-time Olympic medal winner. Her accomplishments are many and she continues to walk in purpose with her family by her side.

I am confident that I Am a Promise will inspire your young reader. It is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s hope that “no matter who you are or where you’re from, you will also be inspired to make a promise to never give up on yourself, and to always do your very best.” I Am a Promise is recommended for ages 4-8. It opens with a special note from Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is beautifully illustrated by Rachel Moss, and includes information about Shelly-Ann’s medal records and athletic achievements in the backmatter. It is a book you will want to add to your collection just as I plan to add it to my K-5 library.

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Shout-Outs

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce | http://www.akashicbooks.com/author/shellyann-fraserpryce/

Ashley Rousseau | http://www.akashicbooks.com/author/ashley-rousseau/

Rachel Moss | http://www.akashicbooks.com/author/rachel-moss/

Black Sheep/Akashic Books | http://www.akashicbooks.com/tag/black-sheep/

Borrowed from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

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