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Be Your Own Best Friend FOREVER! is packed with inspiring tips for any girl who doubts herself or is the subject of exclusion or body shaming. Jayla, the confident young person sharing her advice, takes pride in being African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latina. She steers readers away from negative self-talk with proven strategies.If kids are mean to you, make new friends. If a TV program tells you to change how you look, change the channel! Replace negative talk with positive talk the Jayla way by rejecting the voice of self-doubt and self-hate with the voice of self-love and light. With engaging illustrations and Jayla's great facial expressions, the reader will come to realize that once she believes in herself, she will always have a best friend!
Award-winning writer and filmmaker Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee descent) has dedicated his life to correcting false histories and presenting accurate accounts of the cultures of America's Indigenous people. The inspiration for the book is his niece, Jayla. Gary lives in Santa Ynez, California. Visit his website at tribaleyeproductions.com.