You Can!: Kids Empowering Kids

You Can!: Kids Empowering Kids
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October 11, 2022
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Young people share valuable advice—words they wish they had heard growing up—to inspire, reassure, encourage, and say You’re enough, just as you are.

You can . . . be brave, challenge yourself, overcome your fears, be kind, be YOU! Come on an amazing journey with fourteen young people as they grow from birth to eighteen, learning new skills, exploring new worlds, standing up for their own and others’ rights, and following their dreams. Created in consultation with real young adults, Alexandra Strick’s groundbreaking narrative will inspire and empower young people of all ages and abilities to believe in themselves and follow their own path, especially during tough times. Complemented by Steve Antony’s exuberant and inclusive artwork, which introduces fourteen comparable fictional characters and tracks their growth page by page, You Can! is a timely and meaningful gift for graduates or any reader marking significant milestones.

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YOU CAN is a motivating story for children. But what makes it special is it's written by children. The author asks children what they have to say to inspire others and she incorporates it into the story. In the back of the book there's an explanation to how the story YOU CAN came to be and I love how there are pictures for each child who had some input. The illustrations are simple with light detail but bold in color. The author includes children of all different races and they encourage others to be the best that they can be while not being judgmental.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to all children everywhere because it is both inspirational and thought-provoking. It also belongs in elementary school libraries.
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