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  • SubGenre:Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:26
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098335861

I Am Early

by R. Joi Brown

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"Here I am! I am early. Mommy, Daddy, don't you worry!" I Am Early takes the reader on a preemie's journey from premature birth throughout the time spent in the NICU. From encouraging words to parents, to gratitude towards the NICU staff, this book offers a small glimpse into a preemie's world revealing just how special this experience truly is.


"Here I am! I am early. Mommy, Daddy, don't you worry!” I Am Early is a book dedicated to babies born too soon. Premature births are very common; yet, many do not express how special this experience truly is. Babies born too soon, also affectionately called "preemies", deserve to have their stories told. Although every experience is different and not every story ends the same, this book offers some commonality that parents and preemies alike may identify with. This book shares a small glimpse into a preemie's life in the NICU. Although this book is a children's picture book, I Am Early, may capture the interest of all ages. From vividly illustrated images to captivating, simple, rhyming text, I Am Early, offers a realistic view from parents, preemies, and all involved in the awe-inspiring journey.

About the author

R. Joi Brown is a wife and mother of a preemie daughter and bonus daughter. She received her Master's of Science degree from Alabama A&M University and works as a pediatric, speech-language pathologist. Not only has the experience from her daughter's NICU stay, inspired her writing, but R. Joi was a preemie herself. Although she doesn't remember her NICU experience, her parents oftentimes remind her of her humble beginnings. R. Joi Brown resides in Birmingham, AL with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, working with her pediatric clients, and traveling.

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