Be Unique. Be Courageous. Be Kind.


We always ask kids, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” They always answer, “doctor, firefighter, astronaut…” And those are the answers we expect. But what if instead, we encourage kids to BE humble humans, and just plain good people? 

Encouraging kids to help others. Fostering kindness. Celebrating uniqueness.

Promoting inclusion for all.

Illustrations by Anna Lindgren

What people are saying about “Be”

“Michelle’s book is captivating from the first page. She draws you in as everyone can find themselves described within both as the child we once were and as the parent we are now. “Be” encourages children of all abilities to reach to be the best version of themselves, and that is the best we can hope for as their parents.”

-Brynn Burger, author and speaker at The Mama On The Rocks and Extreme Parenting: Raising Children Beyond Behaviors

“In this precious book, “Be”, Ms. Tate takes our children on an illuminating journey, encouraging them to find their true selves, while in the process remembering to be gracious and kind to all others along the way. She speaks with the warmth of a special grown-up wanting nothing but the best for her readers. In turn they will walk away wanting nothing but the best for themselves.”

-Lisa Leshaw-Author of “How Are You Feeling, Momma?” 

“A beautiful portrayal of a parent’s desire for their child to grow into a humble human.” 

-Erin Uhlaender- Elementary Assistant Principal

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