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Repeat After Me

Repeat After Me

Big Things to Say Every Day

Illustrated by Shamar Knight-Justice


Repeat After Me

About the Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From parents and actors Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill comes a picture book filled with beautiful, inspiring affirmations reminding kiddos of their infinite wonder. Perfect for children of any age!

I am worthy. I am loved. I am enough.
Every child, no matter their age, needs to know how loved they are and, more importantly, should love themselves. In this gorgeously illustrated book of affirmations, young readers are told how cherished, deserving, and gifted they are.

In their tender picture book, actors Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill tell children about the magic of self-love and standing firm, regardless of outside voices and doubt. Children will feel their confidence grow as they repeat the encouraging words on the page, take in the warm illustrations, and learn to believe in themselves!

Product Details

On sale: May 2, 2023
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780593426975
Reading level: Lexile: 700L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill are partners on and off the screen. After working together on several projects—such as HBO’s Ballers, Peacock’s Psych movie franchise, and Dulé’s current show, ABC’s The Wonder Years—it was only natural this married couple would coauthor a children’s book. Repeat After Me is aimed at inspiring the next generation of future leaders to see the very best in themselves. Parents to two amazing children, Jazmyn and Dulé have made affirmations a daily practice in their family. They reside in Los Angeles. This is Dulé’s first book and Jazmyn’s second.

Shamar Knight-Justice is an illustrator and educator based in Atlanta. He is most content eating pancakes, seeing kids explore their imaginations, and going on long walks with his wife and dog. He is also the illustrator of Ari J.'s Kinky, Curly Crown. Visit him online at www.shamarknightjustice.com.


"The verse is warm and encouraging, reminding little ones of their worth. Depicting scenes ranging from birthday parties to playgrounds to fields of flowers, Knight-Justice’s digital illustrations have a collagelike look, incorporating written text and bits of sheet music; they have a DIY feel that may inspire kids to create their own art—a nice reflection of the book’s theme of empowerment. Will help instill much-needed feelings of self-worth in little ones." —Kirkus Reviews

"A treasure trove of positive affirmations for young readers....An inspiring and heartening title that will find a home in any collection." —School Library Journal

“Knight-Justice’s digital artwork depicts kids with brown skin of varying tones exuding confidence and joy as they act out the accompanying text, modeling big concepts wrapped in an attainable, welcome family practice.”  —Publishers Weekly