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Happy Book Birthday To I WANT TO BE BIG! By Tiffany Golden

Tiffany Golden’s debut picture book, I WANT TO BE BIG!, is a funny and heartwarming read-aloud, an ode to #BlackBoyJoy. It’s out today from Page Street Kids!





“This is a fun read-aloud showing a loving and supportive family and the value of not wishing away the present. A good choice for libraries with young readers.” School Library Journal

“Repetition throughout makes this story a strong choice for reading aloud […] The longing to be bigger and more independent is a common desire of young children and will likely resonate with many kids and their caregivers.” Kirkus

“It’s frustrating being little in a world of high counters and cabinets where your parents and siblings tower over you and the cookies are always out of reach […] A good lesson in adaptability.” Booklist


Tiffany Golden writes and illustrates stories inspired by her experiences as a Black disabled woman. Her debut picture book, I WANT TO BE BIG, an ode to #BlackBoyJoy, came out with Page Street Kids in 2023! Her second picture book, WASH DAY, is all about Black hair and will come out with Mayo Clinic Press in 2023. She is also the winner of Lee and Low’s New Visions Award for 2021, and her middle grade debut RIKKI AND RAI is forthcoming with Tu Books as a result.


Wishing you congrats on a triumphant debut, Tiffany! Get your copy from these retailers or your local indie: Bookshop.org, Barnes and Noble, ThriftBooks, Target.