Book Summary:

A book of 366 mantras or affirmations to raise and encourage the self-esteem and self-belief of children (plus adults), told through the eyes of young siblings Hao Finley Lee and Sabine Yi Lee. Written in the form of a journal and calendar, there is a mantra for each day of the month. For each mantra that Hao and Sabine want to focus on for their own personal growth, they share that with other fellow “philomaths” or knowledge-seekers through an illustration that describes for them that mantra. For them it’s to: SAY it. BELIEVE it. BECOME it. MANIFEST it.

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Readers Favorite Review:

I AM Manifesto by SB Hilarion is an uplifting book for both children and adults with 366 affirmations that will help to build self-belief and self-esteem. Narrated in the form of a journal through the eyes of Hao Finley and Sabine Yi Lee, this book will enable readers to SAY it. BELIEVE it. BECOME it. MANIFEST it. The affirmations, or mantras, are empowering and there is one for every day of the calendar year and readers can also create their own mantras. Let us join Hao and Sabine as they share their mantras with the other Philomaths and repeat their mantras three times twice a day.

I like the way the author approaches the topic; she makes it child-friendly and also makes it easy for adults to practice. The illustrations in the book and the chart for each month are helpful when it comes to organizing and mentally preparing the mantras for every single day of the year. It is definitely a good book for all those who lack self-confidence and want to improve their lives. The glossary at the end of the book is useful when it comes to understanding some of the terms in the book. Readers can organize their calendar and make their own 366 mantras, and start living positively and communicating better with the people around them. Tutors and parents can keep a journal in the classroom and at home and encourage children to use these mantras or create their own to become empowered.

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite’

Author Bio:

SB Hilarion is the author and main illustrator of the narrative nonfiction children’s books in the Raising Young Scholars Series. The author of Humongous (& Cool) Words for Kids, Hilarion holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Columbia University, and a law degree from Harvard University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, plus some deer who refuse to pay rent.