Today, I will be fierce! It's a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus). There's no challenge she can't tackle and no obstacle she can't overcome — until the day is done and she rests up, ready to be fierce again tomorrow.
Written by Bea Birdsong and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, I Will Be Fierce encourages kids to see themselves as day-to-day heroes who are capable of making a real difference in their world. This is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments.
"Birdsong’s repeated refrain — 'I will be fierce!' — underlines the unambiguous message of this sassy picture book, and Chanani’s bold and energetic illustrations reinforce the text’s punchy, feminist-y declarations. They depict a joyously multiracial environment, consciously tackling stereotypes with an elderly, white, female bus driver and a groovy, Asian-presenting librarian with a green streak in her hair.... [T]he young girl returns home to rest in the lap of an older female relative, possibly a grandparent/primary caregiver, to prepare for the next day, when she can be 'fierce again.'" — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||Apr 23, 2019|
|Publisher||Roaring Brook Press|