My Name Is a Story: An Empowering First Day of School Book for Kids (Hardcover)
From Grammy Award-winning singer Ashanti comes an empowering story about a girl who learns to love her unique name.
First days aren’t easy for a girl with a name like Ashanti. It feels like no one can pronounce it correctly! But with some encouragement from her mom, Ashanti spells her name and learns just how special it is.
A is for awesome, S is for sunsets, H is for hand games, A is for art…
Inspired by Ashanti’s own experience, this delightful picture book shares the joy that one child finds in her name.
A perfect pick for classrooms and all story times!
Ashanti is a Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, author, and philanthropist who over three decades has built a groundbreaking career in music, film, television, and beyond. She reigns as one of Billboard’s Top Females charting in each of the last three decades from 2000’s, 2010’s, and 2020’s. Her record-breaking self-titled debut album “Ashanti” celebrates its 20-year anniversary on April 2, 2022, and she is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest selling female debut artist for this album. Throughout her career, Ashanti has sold over 27 million records worldwide. My Name Is a Story is her first book for children.
Monica Mikai is an author and illustrator of books for children. She is passionate about creating beautiful stories and illustrations that inspire the reader to see life from a new perspective. She has a BA from Rider University, and received her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two sons. Books Monica has illustrated include The Proudest Color, My Mother’s Wildest Dreams, Build a House, Stacey Abrams: Lift Every Voice, and You Are Getting Sleepy.