Book Review: "Through Our Eyes", by Sherricka Carpenter Stanley

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but in this case you certainly can. Just one look at the cover of Sherricka Carpenter Stanley’s new book, “Through Our Eyes,” and you can tell that this is destined to be a classic.

In Through Our Eyes, Carpenter Stanley transports readers, young and old, back to a day when glass ceilings were shattered and hearts were unified in celebrating the inauguration of two firsts, our first female Vice President of color. Through colorfully descriptive poetic free verse and illustrations, Sherricka commemorates the day by capturing the thoughts, feelings and hopes of women and young girls everywhere who were filled with empowerment at the notion that “My VP looks like me!”

Though intended for a young audience, you will no doubt want to read this time and time again, sharing it with every little girl in your life, not only now but years from now. I originally pre-ordered a copy for my niece, but quickly realized , after reading an advance copy, that I’d need an additional copy for my own library.

Due to be released this Spring, Through Our Eyes will definitely not disappoint.

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