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You Be You
You Be You

You Be You

By Richard Brehm, Illustrated by Rogério Coelho



36 Pages, 10 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9780578237947

Rights: US & CA

BeeZeus Publishing (Dec 2020)

Price: $24.99


“An uplifting, eye-filling adventure encouraging children to realize their innate creativity and individuality.” Kirkus Reviews. YOU BE YOU tells the story of a young girl on a journey of self-discovery to paint the great canvas of her life. The blank canvas towers over the girl, so big, imposing and impossibly white; surely, it is the most unnerving place to start! Along her journey, she is challenged by her mentor, Old Master Paint, a sorcerer in a cloak of swirling colors and by her own demons. It's a lyrical, empowering story about learning to believe in yourself, brought to life by extraordinary illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Rogério Coelho. Deluxe edition. Ages 5-8.

Author Biography

Richard Brehm is an author, screenwriter and writer/producer of documentaries for film and television, including the 8-hour series, Creating the World of Harry Potter. Recently, he has written and produced numerous film and tv programs with James Cameron including Titanic: 20 Years Later and What Would the Ocean Say?, which premiered at the UN General Assembly. He is currently working on the Avatar sequels. He lives with his family in Los Angeles, California. You Be You is his first book for children. Rogério Coelho lives in Curitiba, Brazil, with his wife, Regina, and their three children, Gabriel, Pedro and Laís. He has been drawing since forever and has illustrated more than one hundred books for publishers in Brazil and the United States. He has received many awards including the Jabuti prize (twice) and the gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for his book, Boat of Dreams.