Book cover of Be Your Own Best Friend Forever!

Be Your Own Best Friend Forever!



Publisher & Publication Year

7th Generation/Native Voices, 2021

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Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee)

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In this book, Jayla, a confident young woman, shares her advice for any girl who doubts herself or is the subject of exclusion or body shaming. Jayla takes pride in her diverse heritage, and she steers readers away from negative self-talk with proven strategies. If kids are mean to you, she advises, make new friends. If a TV program tells you to change how you look, change the channel! Replace negative talk with positive talk the Jayla way by replacing the voice of self-doubt and self-hate with the voice of self-love and light. Once you believe in yourself, you will always have a best friend!

Notable Achievements


Kirkus Reviews: "Girl readers will come away embracing their best possible selves."

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