Who doesn’t love Beyonce?
Okay, well, of course, we know there are people who don’t (blank stare), but no matter how you feel, her story is one that is awe-inspiring, and her hustle to the top is one that deserves respect.
Needless to say, she was super excited! Since giving her the book a few weeks ago, we have read it at least twenty different times.
In fact, we’ve read it so much, that I’m grateful that her teacher does not mind her reading the same book over and over for her reading list!
“Beyonce Shine Your Light” serves as a “back story” for Beyonce. We learn about her beginnings, from the role that her teachers played in fostering her love of music and singing, to how her father Matthew Knowles helped prepare her for success by teaching her the ins and outs of being financially savvy.
This book serves a great tool in teaching young kids (girls especially) to follow your dreams. For older kids, it may serve a backdrop to introducing them to the importance of keeping positive people in their lives.
Adults may read this book and think that this story simplifies Beyonce’s, however, that is the point. Young children probably won’t notice how the group dwindle down’s the three, or know about the turmoil that encircled the group in late 1999 early 2000. There is no need for them too. The bigger picture of the story is how one woman followed her dreams, and with the help of those around her (regardless of the other factors that may or may not have played into it), succeeded.
The illustrations for the story are absolutely beautiful. So much so, that I ordered a few products from the illustrator Geneva Bowers. Her illustrations added to the beauty of the story, and if you are looking for a little BGM (black girl magic) artwork, I highly recommend checking out her store.
With all of that said, I really enjoyed the book for her overall. If you are looking for a fun book to read with your child, I highly recommend this one.
Now here is Sarah’s review!
Mom: “What did you enjoy most about this book?“
Sarah: “It was about Beyonce, who is my favorite singer!“
Mom: “Which part of the story did you like hearing the most?“
Sarah: “The pages where it showed how her mommy and daddy helped her. In the picture, her mommy was doing her hair, and her daddy took her to get ice cream. But he was telling her important stuff.:
Mom: “What did you think about the artwork?”
Sarah: “I thought they were so beautiful! It had lots of bright colors just how I like to color mine! I really like the pictures with her and her friends and then her daughter.”
Mom: “Overall, would you think your friends would like to read this book?”
Sarah: “Yes! I think my teacher should read it to the entire class!”
So there you have it! If you want to check it out, you can purchase here! Have you read the book? Let us know what you think below!
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