I Am Violet

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A book for all babies and toddlers to celebrate the skin they are in

A little girl looks around her and sees that people come in a rainbow of colors. Her mom is red, her dad is blue, and she is a wonderful mix of her mom and dad. The little girl announces: I am proud to be both. I am proud to be me! I am Violet!

Praise & Recognition

"This brief board book, written by an author who is ‘of Indian and French-Canadian descent’, succinctly and effectively speaks to very young children of mixed race parentage who may recognize that, though they may share visible characteristics of both parents, they don’t fully resemble either. The book’s message is one of affirmation and of being proud of whom you are. Colour is effectively employed in the text and Jovanovic’s simple illustrations to reinforce the theme."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"I Am Violet is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, and community library board book collections for children ages 5-6."

Children's Bookwatch

CCBC - Best Books for Kids and Teens - Fall 2020 - Commended


Publication Date: April 14, 2020

Reading Age: 0 - 2

Genre: Board Book

Product Format: Board book

Pages: 18

ISBN: 978-1-77260-131-2

Tania Duprey Stehlik

About the Author

Tania Duprey Stehlik

Tania Stehlik is an elementary school teacher with the Toronto District School Board. She was born and raised in Montreal, but currently lives in Toronto with her husband Rob. She is of Indian and French Canadian descent and takes great pride in her mixed heritage from which the story of Violet is inspired. This is her first book.
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Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic

About the Illustrator

Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic

Vanja Vuleta is a multimedia artist and a free-lance graphic designer who has had her work displayed in several shows. She was born in former Yugoslavia and presently resides in Toronto. This is her first time illustrating a children’s book.
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