The I AM. . .books deal with the very rich culture, history, and ancestry of revolutionary African ancestry and contemporaries who dedicated or are dedicating their lives towards progress for African people through the use of their voices, platforms, talent, political activity, or commitment to revolutionary African struggles.
Some of the people discussed in this book, written in poetic form, are Africans who represent positive images that African children should see in order to know who and what they can be. Beautiful pictures accompany each person discussed, and there are activities that coincide with each book to help boost vocabulary and understanding of the content.
These are must reads for African youth, ages 8-13. Any African child who does not know who he /she is, or where he/she comes from is subject to becoming whatever the dominant society decides he/she is. These cultural works seek to address this.