You’re Here for a Purpose: Positive Self-Talk for Black Children
BY MARSHA CAMPBELL ILLUSTRATED BY VLADIMIR CEBU, LL.B.
Through playful, powerful rhymes, and vivid illustrations, You’re Here for a Purpose inspires black children to be positive, confident, and embrace their uniqueness. The book affirms each child’s role in the world and holds them accountable for the energy they bring each day. The book also shows that as children grow, explore, and learn they co-create with God a divine plan that uses their talents, passions, and gifts.
From early on, children are looking to discover their life purpose. You’re Here for a Purpose introduces the concept of shaping your purpose by building a strong self-system -- how you see and feel about yourself. By using affirmative words in their daily lives, children can learn to uplift themselves and develop a thriving self-system.
“You’re here for a purpose, I know it’s true…
The world would be an incomplete puzzle without you.
Your brown skin and curly hair are one of a kind,
perfectly crafted -- a beautiful design.
God whispered your name, long before you came.
The world, without you, would not be the same.
To set into motion the path you want to walk
remember, start each day with positive self-talk.”
In You’re Here for a Purpose, Marsha Campbell lovingly captures the importance of positive self-affirmation with her encouraging purpose-filled message supported with accessible guided self-talk and beautiful imagery. This book is a wonderful reminder to Black children that they are all precious beings created for a unique and specific purpose that the world needs!
CEO and Founder, OnPurpose Movement
Los Angeles, CA
You’re Here for a Purpose is a great book to give to the Black children in your life. The images are bright and reflect the diversity and beauty of Black people. The words are easy to remember and powerful. It’s also the perfect length for daily reading to help instill confidence and pride in being Black from an early age.
Shayla L. Titley
Non-profit fundraiser, avid reader, and proud Godmother
As a parent of a biracial daughter, I appreciate the variation in skin tones pictured in You're Here for a Purpose; as my daughter can relate to and appreciate the complexities of being Black. It encourages Black empowerment for every woke baby. Equally as important, You're Here for a Purpose rebrands what so much of America thinks it means to be a Black father and what it means to be Black. It is for these reasons that You're Here for a Purpose will be a book we go to daily.
Teacher, and Parent
I AM a Dreamer: Fearless Women in Black History (Tentative Title)
BY MARSHA CAMPBELL - COMING IN FALL 2021
In this inspiring book, one little dreamer meets 20 trailblazing women in history – artists, scientist, activist through the magic of time travel. Some of their names are known, others are not, but all had a lasting effect on Black History across the diaspora. Each trailblazing woman reminds the little dreamer that they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.
"Coming Soon "
I AM a Dreamer: Heroic Men in Black History (Tentative title)
BY MARSHA CAMPBELL - COMING IN SPRING 2022
In this charming book, one little dreamer meets 20 exceptional men in history -- artists, inventors, activist through the magic of time travel. Some of their names are known, others are not, but all had a lasting impact on Black History across the diaspora. Each exceptional man reminds the little dreamer that they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.