Middle school artists were inspired by the book, The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald. The artists discussed Ewalt’s photography project. Artists were then asked to identify the part of themselves that represents the best of who they are. Learning basic photography skills, artists took self portraits of the best part of them. Diving deeper into their positive self- image, artists brainstormed reasons why this was their best part. They added reasons to their self portraits using photo editing software. The result is striking photography that makes the artist and the audience feel good. This project helped shine a light on what makes our middle school artists AMAZING!