Layla’s Happiness

Written by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

Seven-year-old Layla loves life! So she keeps a happiness book. What is happiness for her? For you?

Spirited and observant, Layla’s a child who’s been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It’s her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.



  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books (November 19, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592702880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592702886
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 11.8 inches