I am enough


I Am Enough is an essential book for every person - an inspiring ode to loving who you are and respecting and being kind to others - from actress and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer Keturah A. Bobo.

Children's book, Hardcover

Reading age: 4 years and older

Hardcover: 52 pages

We love it because


The authors and illustrators at Gratitude Verlag do a great job when it comes to presenting stories in which a wide variety of people, with different backgrounds, with physical limitations, with different sexual orientations and religions, can see and recognize themselves in books.


About the publisher

The gratitude publishing house was founded in 2019 by the actress, speaker and author Dayan Kodua. It stands for communicating diversity and empowerment through stories and is one of the few publishers that exclusively publishes books with BPoC heroes. By identifying with these diverse heroes, children and young people of all backgrounds should be encouraged to discover their own potential. In this way, gratitude Verlag actively contributes to a diverse German literary landscape and a positively developing society.

At the same time, gratitude Verlag would like to help BPoC newcomer authors and illustrators gain more visibility. Because it is difficult to gain a foothold in the literary world as a person who has been part of the white majority society since birth, for BPoC authors and illustrators it means a completely different kind of struggle and requires a different kind of courage to achieve the same goal. Gratitude Verlag recognizes this and wants to give precisely these people the opportunity to reach children and young people with their words or pictures.


About the author & illustrator


GRACE BYERS is an actress and activist best known for her roles in Fox's hit series "Empire" and Marvel's "The Gifted." A multicultural Black Person of Color CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Grace was bullied throughout her childhood, which inspired her to write her first picture book, the New York Times bestseller I Am Enough, an ode to self-determination young girls. Today, Grace lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Trai Byers.

KETURAH A. BOBO is an artist and New York Times bestselling illustrator known for creating vivid, relatable, and distinctive images. Her passion is to create art that inspires, uplifts and advocates for her community. Keturah has received widespread praise for her colorful illustration style that brings stories to life. She graduated with a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.