Born to Stand Out
An ode to children...
Inspired by her own experience, author Lid'ya C. Rivera pens a fun and celebratory ode to children who were born to stand out.
#1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Niña Mata brings this energetic love letter to full life with vibrant artwork that inspires all children to boldly be themselves.
Official Book Release: 6.6.23
I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots!
Always Remember You're Unique, Just Like Everyone Else.
“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lid’ya C. Rivera is a proud vitiligo advocate, decorated Navy veteran, award-winning filmmaker, and confidencecoach. She was diagnosed as an infant with vitiligo, causing her to face childhood bullying and low self-esteem, which later inspired her passion for storytelling and raising awareness about the skin disorder. Lid’ya is a native of Georgia and currently resides in Florida with her three daughters and son. She is a graduate of Excelsior University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Visit her online at lidyacrivera.com.
Niña Mata is a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator and received her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has illustrated many books, including American gymnast Laurie Hernandez’s She’s Got This, NBA superstar LeBron James’s I Promise, You Are My Favorite Color, written by Gillian Sze, and the Ty’s Travels I Can Read series. Niña currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their daughter, and Tabitha, their cat.
Visit her online at beautifique.org.