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Just Be Me is about a boy named James.
James has to move around a lot because of his father's job.
He is nervous and bashful, but he has a smile that helps him meet new challenges and make new friends.
Just Be Me is about confidence, a family's love, and a boy fitting in and making new friends.
Mother, wife, & author living in Birmingham, Alabama
Jerelyn is originally from Sacramento, California. She is a mother of 4 and has been married to her husband, Nicarde, for 22 years. They live in Birmingham, Alabama with their son, Grant.
Jerelyn drew upon her family's experiences of moving and starting new to create a story that shows children that it's okay to be afraid and bashful, and that parents and new friends are willing to help with the journey of starting over in a new school.
Fully illustrated in color