One girl. One spark. Faint and fading in the dark. Flicker... Flicker... Flicker... Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low.
Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She shares what she learns with her class, and the spark grows. The girl is then moved to write her own story, which she shares with girls around the globe, and it ignites a spark in them, lighting up the whole world.
From bestselling author Andrea Beaty comes a heartwarming and moving narrative that shows how books and education can inspire change — and how one child can make a huge difference.
"As vines grow from the book’s center, the girl wanders through a new world where books grow on trees, a space shuttle zooms overhead carrying more volumes, and signs of female empowerment abound: a woman artist sits at an easel, another gives a speech from a podium made entirely of books.... Skirting sentimentality by fully respecting the curiosity of its young protagonist, this poetic tribute to story focuses on the power of a potential unleashed." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 6, 2020|
|Publisher||Abrams Books for Young Readers|