This public library book is overdue. I must return it for others to enjoy and I must personally buy it. I first shared this title on my 10 for 10 Picture Book Event - Books to Help with Worry. After reading it with students and using it to foster thinking I wanted to share more about it here.
I'M A WARRIOR GODDESS by Jennifer Adams and Illustrated by Carme Lemniscates is warm and soft and empowering! The little girl greets different aspects of nature each morning to start her day and reads to train her brain. Next she fills her heart with kindness, "the most powerful weapon there is." The following pages show scenarios where the little girl is demonstrating an affirmation in action. She is grateful when she receives flowers and generous when she shares them with someone else. I love the page when she's painting bold shapes with a paint brush and views herself as fierce. At the end of her day, she says goodnight to different aspects of nature before going to sleep.
After reading this text and illustrating our own self portraits, I had my students add their own affirmation. I love this addition to a project I've done each year. The students thoughts were sincere and I think they will be helpful on a sad or frustrate day.