"This book is amazing! It has the foundation for building confidence in our melanated children. The foundation is very vital to children's self esteem and self worth. This book will help children build self esteem. It teaches them to love the skin they're in, to love and embrace everything about them. It teaches that supreme level of courage and boldness, to know they can do anything. In the world that we live in today, children are not confident nor taught to be NATURAL and NORMAL children (that which seems to be lost in today's society). My children love this book. They love to look at pictures, whom they can relate to. It is a reminder and can be used as a boost for any child who happens to not have the self confidence and value they deserve. Do yourself and your children a favor and purchase this book. Very simple reading for beginners as well as confident readers."
"Thank you Merci L. McKinley for writing You Can, a book that encourages children to stand out from the crowd, to dream with confidence and believe they can achieve their goals.
You Can is a playful rhyming poem featuring a young boy and girl doing different activities together. The children are portrayed as friends trying new things, sharing funny stories, playing and reading together. Ultimately, the book ends with the children accepting their unique differences and loving the fact that they both are one of a kind."