Saying goodbye to neighbors. Worrying about new friends. Passing through a big city. Seeing a dark road ahead. In these moments, a young girl feels small and quiet and alone. But when she breathes deeply and looks inside herself, a hidden spark of courage appears, one she can nurture and grow until she glows inside and out.
New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller's uplifting words join New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler's luminous art in this inspiring picture book affirmation about having courage even in difficult times, inspiring young readers to embrace their inner light — no matter what they're facing. because some days, when everything around you seems scary, you have to be brave.
"As the girl sits uneasily in a car’s dark backseat, a photo album reminds her of other days, and suddenly the whole world feels 'Too big. Too loud. Too hard. Too much.' Opening scenes capture a feeling of alienation, rendered in moody blues and greens. But the girl musters her inner strength ('You can make your courage,' exhorts the narrator).... Wheeler’s drawings are emotionally rich and deeply reassuring." — Publishers Weekly
|4 - 8
|Pat Zietlow Miller
|Mar 5, 2019
|Little, Brown Books for Young Readers