It's Pride, Baby! | Picture Book

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A joyful picture book debut that encourages kids to take pride in themselves and know that they are loved no matter what.

Just as the stars light the entire world—
You shine.

Join a queer family as they celebrate Black Pride in Washington, D.C. From painting posters to walking in a Pride Parade with neighbours to watching fireworks, this special day is packed with fun.

Allen R. Wells’s poetic text perfectly captures the expansiveness of a parent’s love, while Dia Valle’s joyful art bursts off the page. Here are words that children in every family—no matter their colour, size, or shape—need to hear.

We are so proud of you!

★"Bright, colorful, and reflective of modern times and many families... Wells’s story brings a community together to celebrate its uniqueness, individuality, and courage... [Perfect] for all elementary school libraries." —School Library Journal

★"The radiant illustrations tell the story here, with Valle’s soft, blended spreads immersing readers in the celebration and spotlighting moments of connection big and small. Wells’ well-paced text... [flows] with loving declarations for every moment of the day. Proud history meets present joy again and again with the refrain “It’s Pride, baby!”... Jubilant." —Kirkus

★"Throughout this tenderhearted tribute to unconditional love as a form of protest, Valle’s warm-toned digital illustrations convey Pride’s air of defiant celebration without losing the text’s endearing warmth of two parents’ love letter to their child." —Publishers Weekly


  • Features

    Dimensions: 1" H x 9" W x 1" L
    Format: Picture Book
    No. of Pages: 32
    Release Date: May 07, 2024
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
    ISBN: 9780374390693

  • Age/Safety

    Audience: Ages 3-5

  • About the Author

    Allen R. Wells (he/him) is an author and engineer. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and went on to study architectural engineering at Tennessee State University in Nashville. It’s Pride, Baby! is his debut picture book. He currently lives in Virginia.

    Dia Valle(he/they)is an illustrator and teacher born in Virginia and currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He loves to draw cute outfits, tender moments, and colorful settings. They spend all their free time meticulously decorating their tiny apartment.

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