Written with simple sentences and direct themes that can be discussed by nurturing parents with their young children or read and comprehend by children themselves Brawney and Me follows a character who idolizes Brawney, a professional athlete who grew up in the family’s hometown. This child is consistently told hard work will bring good things. The character follows that great advice but is sad when a leukemia diagnosis prevents school attendance. But in the end, Brawney comes through and restores the student’s faith in people and the world. Brawney and Me, a gender- and race-neutral book for children, offers an inspiring story that leads kids to explore their own beliefs and thoughts.