#thebuildup

12 Daily Affirmations for Young Boys of Color

Children - General
50 Pages
Reviewed on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Carliss Maddox's #thebuildup: 12 Daily Affirmations for Young Boys of Color covers the important subject of self-belief and how this can be improved with simple daily affirmations. In today's society, children have high expectations of themselves when they are very young, and through media, parents or teachers, this confidence can be slowly eradicated bit by bit. Children must be encouraged to believe that anything is possible, that they live in a world of great opportunity, and the color of their skin is not a barrier to their destiny. They are smart, special, strong and can do anything. This book will encourage the children of today to bring greatness into their lives and in turn motivate other children to follow their lead.

This book is short but the message to young readers is powerful. Children, but especially those of color, are brought up in a society where everyone around them, including the media, tells them that they are second-class citizens, that they must be happy with a mediocre existence. For children to see that greatness is possible, that their dreams can become a reality is a fantastic concept. This book does that and more. The affirmations are perfect and should be available to all children everywhere, from schools to libraries and youth clubs. Children will learn to have a positive mindset and to strive for whatever they want. With the help of this book, they will have the confidence to reach for the stars and build the future they deserve. Fantastic work by this author.