by Monique McKenzie and Kyla McKenzie
Illustration by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

© 2014 Monique McKenzie and Kyla McKenzie
Illustration Copyright © 2014 by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
32 pages

ISBN  978-0-578-14159-6(hardcover)

Price $16.99 


About the book --

My God Is Awesome! is a children’s picture book that illustrates the wondrous creations of God through the eyes of five-year-old Kyla. Through breathtaking hand paintings by renowned illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist and emotive text authored by the McKenzie mother-daughter team, children and adults are reminded that God’s awesomeness should be appreciated and respected in life’s most simple pleasures.

Reviews --

“My God is Awesome! exemplifies God’s splendor through the eyes of a child. Every page shows His uniqueness and also embodies the diversity of His creations. This is an inspirational must read for all ages.”
Tiffany Greenfield Dickerson Founder & Executive Director of Sydney’s Book Club

“My God Is Awesome! is a great way to introduce God to young children. The book illustrates that God cares about all of us, no matter how small.” Stephanie Brown Elementary School Teacher

“My God Is Awesome! brought a smile to my face as this darling little girl professes her love for an Awesome God. As a Pastor, my hope and faith is that God’s awesome wonder would be experienced in Kyla’s generation of children. She and every child her age will be blessed immeasurably by knowing that God’s love is the greatest love of all.”
Dr. Haven O. Anderson Pastor Marvin AME Zion Church, Waxhaw, NC


About the Authors and Illustrator --

Kyla is a five-year old first time author. She is on a mission to spread the word about the awesomeness of God. Toward this end, the prekindergarten student convinced her mom that authoring a children’s picture book would be the best way to reach this goal. Despite her youth, Kyla was actively involved in every aspect of the creation and production of this wonderful work. Expect more books from this spirited writer.

Monique is an
a w a r d - w i n n i n g journalist. Most known for ghostwriting and her health book, It’s a Sistah Thing: A Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Fibroids for Black Women. She was an editor for numerous publications, such as
Heart & Soul, Uptown Professional, and Black Enterprise. Of course, her most rewarding role is being mom to Kyla and her two older brothers. Monique and her family are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ms. Jan is an award winning illustrator of over 73 children’s books. She won the Coretta Scott King Award in 1990 and 1992. She is the author and illustrator of My America and winner of a Parent’s Choice Award in 2007. She was inducted into the Society of Illustrators and the International Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. She has won numerous other awards and is the daughter of a minister.

      Kyla McKenzie         Monique McKenzie    Jan Spivey Gilchrist


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