Well Hello! We're the Vogelzangs.
Marvelous Me books has been a quiet passion project for years. Despite 2020 being a year of trial after trial after trial, all the stars magically aligned and we launched a children's bookstore! This business is so much more than a bookstore. It's a space where ALL readers will be empowered our pages and families will feel welcomed and seen. We celebrate diversity and belonging through curated titles, products and book lists.
In 2018, my son, Rylan and I (Gwen) published a book, "If I Squeeze Your Head I'm Sorry," about what it feels like living in his brain with Autism and Touretts. My passion for children's literature and the power of words and art lead me to continue my role of advocate through what is now Marvelous Me books. Through "The Twilight Zone of 2019" I found connection, education and understanding through checking out hundreds of children's books from our local curb-side pick up. The protagonists in each book welcomed me into their cultures, families, brains, souls and experiences. These stories deserve to be known by my Michigan neighbors and beyond.
What types of books will you find at Marvelous Me?
Books about hard topics we often can't find words for
Books authored/illustrated by black and brown individuals
Books that honor diverse cultures, abilities, and genders
Books that showcase all the ways families exist and affirm the ways we love one another
Books that value spiritual differences and highlight the ways we learn from one another's beliefs
Books that name social topics our children's generation will be forced to understand and take action on
Books that empower readers to start using their strong voices now
And so we present Marvelous Me books. You can't say our name without complimenting yourself. We hope to meet you very soon.