Mari raised her sign for everyone to see. Even though she was small and the crowd was very big, and she didn’t think anyone would hear, she yelled out.
Mari is getting ready to make a sign with crayon as the streets below her fill up with people. “What are we making, Mama?” she asks. “A message for the world,” Mama says. “How will the whole world hear?” Mari wonders. “They’ll hear,” says Mama, “because love is powerful.”
Heather Dean Brewer’s uplifting picture book is inspired by the real-life experience of a young girl who participated in the January 2017 Women’s March in New York City and was thrilled to have the hundreds of people in the crowd join her chant of "Love is powerful." Delightfully illustrated by LeUyen Pham, it's a powerful reminder that no matter a person's size, the message of love can always be heard.
"Pham’s warm multimedia illustrations feature an inclusive crowd that calls and echoes the titular refrain, and spirals of hearts that radiate outward. Though readers won’t walk away with an understanding of motivations behind the march, this personal tale conveys the importance of showing up and the power of collaborative action. A note from the real-life Mari brings the book to a sincere conclusion." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Author||Heather Dean Brewer|
|Publication Date||Sep 8, 2020|