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I Am Perfectly Designed
By (author): Karamo Brown By (author): Jason "Rachel" Brown Illustrated by: Anoosha Syed
9781250232212 Hardcover English Juvenile JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents Nov 05, 2019 Print Run: 50000
$25.99 CAD
Active 8.84 x 11.09 x 0.37 in 40 pages full-color illustrations throughout Henry Holt and Co. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

I Am Perfectly Designedis an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit seriesQueer Eye, and Jason Brown—featuring illustrations by Anoosha Syed.

In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

"With tenderness and wit, this story captures the magic of building strong childhood memories. The Browns and Syed celebrate the special bond between parent and child with joy and flair...Syed's bright, cartoon illustrations enrich the tale with a meaningful message of kindness and inclusion."—Kirkus

Karamo Brown is a TV personality, producer, and host who fixes hearts and minds as the Culture Expert on Netflix’s Emmy-winning series,Queer Eye. He made history in 2004 when he appeared on MTV'sThe Real World as the first openly gay African American reality TV star. In 2007, Karamo learned he had a nine-year-old biological son, Jason, and gained full custody. He later adopted his son's half-brother, Chris, and left the spotlight to become a social worker before making his return to TV. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and two sons.

Jason "Rachel" Brown is a rising young star in Hollywood who has studied dramatic and comedic acting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He often draws on his own life to entertain and inspire, including his experience connecting with his father, Karamo Brown, at the age of ten. Jason lives in Los Angeles, California.

Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator based in Toronto, who has a passion for creating charming characters with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. She has illustrated picture books, including the recentBilal Cooks Daal for clients including Random House, Simon & Schuster and Disney Publishing. Anoosha is also a freelance character designer and has worked with Disney Jr and Dreamworks TV.

"Told in two voices, the narrative's tone is upbeat and earnest... exude[s] a breezy spirit of inclusivity."—Publishers Weekly

"A beautiful narrative of what it means to be connected to the unconditional love of a parent."—Booklist

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