Join us at Yorktown Center for a signing of Harold Green III’s book “Words Are My Superpower” August 3rd | 1pm CST


August 3rd | 1pm CST

Words Are My Superpower | Harold Green III

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




Words are powerful at any age: from the moment we start to talk, we’re told to “use our words.” But using your words isn’t just about asking for something; it’s about communicating one’s needs—emotionally, spiritually, and practically—and connecting to the world around us.

Harold Green III’s Words Are My Superpower offers practical advice for younger readers on how the words they choose have the power to change not just their own lives but others’. Some of the greatest “villains” in our lives include anxiety, fear, disappointment, and failure. But if we empower ourselves through language—employing affirmations, mantras, compliments, and more—we can overcome anything or anyone who stands in our way while lifting up those around us. Green expertly weaves a metaphor about categories of words acting as superheroes throughout this guide to help readers harness the superpowers offered by optimism, gratitude, and more. Infused with Green’s gorgeous poetry and Andrea Pippins’s eye-catching illustrations, Words Are My Superpower teaches the importance of positive thinking and communication for young people to effect change.




Harold Green III is an ever-evolving artist whose vibrant storytelling and passionate, lyrical delivery captivate audiences domestically and internationally. Using poetry as his central art form, Green is a highly sought-after speaker, bandleader, and event producer. His self-published first collection of poetry (From Englewood, with Love, 2014) earned the prestigious Carl Sandburg Literary Award.


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