Beyoncé: Shine Your Light (Hardcover)

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By Sarah Warren, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator)
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Celebrate the queen, Beyonce’s, September birthday with this bright, brilliant biography! We get to sing and dance with Beyonce from her childhood to her adulthood, realizing what drove her to who she is today. A lovely and inspiring book that recognizes the story behind such a powerful musical icon. 


— From Beyonce: Shine Your Light


Powerful text and beautiful illustrations make this dazzling picture book biography the perfect read for everyone ready to get in touch with and shine their inner light like Beyoncé.

Beyoncé was quiet.
A push-an-empty-swing kind of quiet.
That’s how most of the world saw her, until . . .

She can sing! Do you know she can sing?

one teacher looked closer.

Onstage, Beyoncé became a different person.
This was where she belonged.

Beyoncé is bold, talented, confident, and an inspiring voice and power to millions of people all around the world. This captivating picture book biography celebrates the icon's rise from a shy little girl to a world-famous superstar. Discover the story of Beyoncé as she finds her voice, through trials and triumphs, and understand that you, too, can shine your light like Beyoncé.

About the Author

Sarah Warren is an author and early childhood educator, who is dedicated to bringing multicultural, everyday heroes to life in elementary schools where children do not often see themselves reflected in the literature they experience. Sarah teaches teen writers to raise awareness with their one-of-a-kind expressions. Sarah has partnered with Free Arts Minnesota, The Bridge for Youth, and Avanti Center for Girls to provide workshops for young people. She is a registered trainer for the Minnesota Center of Professional Development and an Artist Educator for Face Forward: Humanity Through Art. She lives in Minnesota with her family. 

Geneva Bowers is a self-taught artist from North Carolina who loves working with colors, drawing big hair, and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and happiness. Visit her online at

Praise For…

“Geneva Bowers’ illustrations are bold, colorful and filled with movement, reflecting Beyoncé’s beauty and the inner light that makes her one of a kind.” - St. Paul Pioneer Press.       “This dazzling picture-book biography shows how Beyoncé became her name.” - New York Journal of Books     “A book about [a] Black woman taking care of business and knowing her worth is a book that needs to be on your shelf.” - Biracial Bookworms

Product Details
ISBN: 9781328585165
ISBN-10: 1328585166
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English