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You can be a good friend (no matter what!)  Cover Image Book Book

You can be a good friend (no matter what!) / Taraji P. Henson ; illustrated by Paul Kellam.

Henson, Taraji P., (author.). Kellam, Paul (Illustrator), (illustrator.).


"From award-winning actress and mental-health advocate Taraji P. Henson, You Can Be a Good Friend (No Matter What!) shows kids the great things that can happen when we approach others and ourselves with empathy, patience, and love. In this debut picture book from Taraji P. Henson, quirky, stylish and a bit off-the-cuff Lil TJ is ready for her first day of school. But when she gets there, TJ finds that everything she does is a little different than everyone else and she's standing out in all the wrong ways. Once TJ's classmate Beau notices, he relentlessly teases her. TJ is filled with anxiety and doubt until she recalls some important words of wisdom from her Grandma Patsy. When she looks inside to her own creativity and personality, she figures out how to help herself make new friends! and helps someone else too! You Can Be a Good Friend (No Matter What!) is the perfect read for: Easing back-to-school jitters and setting a course for the new school year; Helping children ages 4-8 to overcome anxieties and embrace what makes them unique; Classroom and library story time, as well as bedtime reading; Promoting mental wellness and learning socialization skills, embracing the importance of standing in their own uniqueness, and promoting friendship over bullying. Includes author's note with references for parents and teachers. Taraji P. Henson is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning actress, writer, and producer. She started the Boris Lawrence Henson foundation in 2018, which promotes mental health awareness and provides resources and services aimed at tackling the mental health crisis"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780310160595
  • ISBN: 0310160596
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zonderkidz, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Lil TJ book"--Title page.
Subject: Friendship > Juvenile literature.
Friendship in children > Juvenile literature.
Friendship in children.

Available copies

  • 0 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at James Memorial Public Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
James Memorial Public Library JE HEN (Text) 37211000264702 New JE Books Checked out 07/26/2024

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