Not So Small

Not So Small
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Release Date
May 03, 2022
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All Are Welcome meets Sometimes People March in this uplifting picture book with an empowering message: No matter your size, you can do big things.
This joyful book celebrates the many ways people can join together to become something bigger—an unstoppable force. Each and every one of us can use our voices to make a difference!

The lyrical text by New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller is brought to life with vibrant illustrations by Paola Escobar. This stirring book will inspire readers of all ages.

A small voice can travel for miles.
Showing kindness.
And love.

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Big things get noticed, this book tells us, but even small things can have impact. If children feel small, they can share their concerns and gather friends who can help them express their opinions by writing, walking, and letting their voices be heard. Joining with others is a great way to help the small become noticed and for change to occur.
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This is an inspirational call to action that goes along well with books like McCullough's Ruffled Feathers, Barton's Moving Forward, and Mucha's A Girl's Bill of Rights. Families who are involved in social activism will find this a good way to explain what they are trying to accomplish to young readers, and it's also helpful as a reminder to children to "Look for the helpers", as Mr. Fred Rogers once suggested, when there are events in the news that make them feel small. They can not only look for the helpers, but try to be them.

Paola Escobar's colorful illustrations give a lot of energy to the spare text, and felt a little bit like the 1960s illustration style I remember from my childhood books. This gives a hopeful feeling to the book, and the range of cultural representation in the myriad of faces depicted was great to see. This is an empowering title that will help little ones understand that they, too, can have an effect on the world.
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