Through gorgeous art and lyrical text, My Summer Skin is Radiant delivers an empowering celebration of black children's darker summer skin tones. My Summer Skin is Radiant is a fun, easy read for beginners and advanced readers. It creatively addresses the issue of colorism, and promotes self esteem and self love. A relevant picture book that includes positive affirmations and a beautiful, important message that reminds kids (and adults) that our skin is stunning, exquisite, fabulous all year long. Bright textured watercolor is used to illustrate the energy of summer and keep the reader focused on the beauty of summer and of life. Homes, classrooms and libraries definitely need more books like this. By the end of this book, everyone of all ages will be encouraged to love all shades of themselves and others.