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Shine Bright (Boxed Set)

Curls; Glow; Bloom; Ours

Illustrated by Geneva Bowers and Talia Skyles


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About The Book

Four of Ruth Forman’s bestselling board books are now available together in a boxed set that joyously celebrates African American children.

Introduce young readers to self-love and self-confidence with these luminous board books. Curls shows off the beauty of girls and their curls in various styles. Boys shine their beautiful light in Glow. The joyfully poetic Bloom delivers an ode to girls as naturally beautiful as a garden. While Ours celebrates skin tone self-love and includes a mirror for little ones.

This tender board book boxed set includes:

About The Author

Photograph by Christine Bennett

Ruth Forman is the author of bestselling children’s books CurlsGlowBloomOursOne, and Like So, as well as award-winning poetry collections We Are the Young Magicians and Renaissance

About The Illustrators

Geneva Bowers is a self-taught illustrator based in western North Carolina. She’s illustrated children’s books The Dragon ThiefBeyoncé: Shine Your Light, and Curls, among others. Geneva’s work has won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and a 2018 BSFA Award nomination. She loves manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm. Visit her online at

Talia Skyles is a Baltimore-based illustrator and painter and is currently working towards her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Growing up in a family that appreciated the arts, she fell in love with painting both digitally and traditionally at an early age. She currently loves telling stories and creating colorful, emotionally expressive illustrations with a sprinkle of whimsy. Inspired by fantasy books and films, Impressionism, and Rembrandt-era master portraits, she often blends these motifs with strong female subjects to create portraits that feel both classical and modern. She’s also intrigued by color and light and enjoys exploring its impact on the composition, emotion, and storytelling of her work. When not at her drawing table, Talia enjoys reading books, roller-skating with friends, and taking care of her many plant children.

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