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Happy Book Birthday To B MY NAME IS BOY By Dawn Masi!

Talented author-illustrator Dawn Masi is back today with joyful, diverse picture book B MY NAME IS BOY! This is a lovely companion to her debut G MY NAME IS GIRL, which was a POPSUGAR pick. Both are out now with Random House/Doubleday!



A joyful, diverse, alphabetic picture book celebrating boys around the world.

A, my name is ARCHIE, and my brother’s name is ARLO. We come from AUSTRALIA, and we can ADVOCATE.

Boys from 26 different countries—Australia to Zimbabwe—are celebrated in this alphabetical tribute to global boyhood. Children will enjoy reading about each boy’s name, country, and favorite activity, while learning how we are all connected. This inspiring, multicultural, kindhearted, and empowering book will let every boy feel seen and loved.

Globally-minded kids can also find the countries on a map at the back of the book and dream of places they’d like to visit.


“A useful tool for caregivers and educators looking to both introduce geography to readers and challenge youngsters to reconsider the roles boys and men play in their communities. . . . An amusing alphabet book that makes the world seem friendlier.” —Kirkus


Dawn Masi is the author-illustrator of the picture books G My Name is Girl and B My Name is Boy (Doubleday for Young Readers/Penguin Random House). She was the featured artist at the Society Of Illustrators Original Art Show in 2021. Dawn is also an art director and graphic designer in film and television, where she has worked on a wide range of projects from the Oscar nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild to HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Her picture books take us around the world to many countries she has visited (Argentina, Egypt, Guatemala, Iceland, India…) and to many she dreams about exploring with her husband and two children.


Purchase this wonderfully diverse read-aloud from your local indie or these retailers: Penguin Random House, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop,org, Powell’s.


Congratulations, Dawn! Visit Dawn’s Instagram to see more of her captivating art.