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KEYANA LOVES HER FAMILY Book Review and Giveaway

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

I'm thrilled to be hosting a spot on the KEYANA LOVES HER FAMILY by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley & Charnelle Pinkney Barlow Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:


Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley & Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: December 13, 2022

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 40

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley returns with a breakout new picture book series all about Keyana, the protagonist of her bestselling title I Love My Hair!, and the people and places she adores. Keyana’s always full of big ideas. Her latest and greatest plan is to host a perfect family movie night. From aunts to uncles to her five favorite cousins, everyone is invited! She knows the best way to impress her guests is with a fabulous soiree, and there’s a lot on her to-do list. But when the night doesn’t go as planned, she’ll have to rely on a little help from the people she loves most. With warm illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, this character-centric new picture book series from Natasha Anastasia Tarpley will give Keyana a fresh, commercial update that's perfect for today's young readers.

Now onto my review, I give KEYANA LOVES HER FAMILY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!

Keyana is a fun-loving and ambitious little girl who I fell in love with within the first few pages. My favorite part is when Keyana says to her mom, "Don't worry, dahling I have everything under control!" Another wonderful part is the ending when she says she loves her family, "And I don't even mind my greenhorned snorklebot brother's cold, smelly feet."

The book's theme is family and how family can help you accomplish your goals. The author introduced members of Keyana's family who each had their own unique personality and talent. That, in the end, helped Keyana make movie night a success after the catastrophe!

Finally, the illustrations are beautiful and the illustrator does a fabulous job of including details as well as action. The characters are fitting to the story and I could almost imagine this book as an animated television show. Overall, this book can be enjoyed by every little girl or boy!

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley started writing when she was seven years old, and from that young age, she understood that stories could change the world. She is the author of the bestselling picture book I Love My Hair!, Bippity Bop Barbershop, and The Me I Choose to Be, among other titles. Natasha is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is the co-founder of Voonderbar! Media, a project seeking to expand the depictions of children of color in media. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois.

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Creating images and stories that speak to the hearts of children and those that guide them is her greatest joy. Charnelle currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband. She is the illustrator of Remember to Dream, Ebere, The Real Santa, Just Like Mama, and many other titles.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of KEYANA LOVES HER FAMILY, US Only.

Ends December 27th, midnight EST.

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