I Am Violet

I Am Violet


Written by Tania Duprey Stehlik and Illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic

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

People come in a rainbow of beautiful colors. A little girl looks around her and sees that some people are blue, some are green, some are red…the world is a rainbow and Violet herself is a wonderful mixture of her mom and dad. Her mom is red, her dad is blue, and, as the little girl proudly announces: “I Am Violet!” A book for all babies and toddlers to celebrate the skin they are in.


About the Author

Tania Duprey 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.

About the Illustrator

Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic 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.

Product Information

  • Release: March 31, 2020

  • $10.95

  • 18 Pages

  • 7 x 7

  • Board Book

  • Ages 0-3 / Preschool

  • ISBN: 9781772601312


  • Character Education
    > Empathy
    > Family & Friendship
    > Self-Esteem

  • Reflecting Diversity
    > Cultural & Ethnic Diversity