Love is Powerful by Heather Dean Brewer & illus. by LeUyen Pham

The 2020 election is fast approaching, and a lot of disenchanted voters feel like their voice doesn’t matter. But IT DOES!

This beautiful picture book is the perfect reminder that Love is Powerful, and even the smallest voices can be heard. It is inspired by the story of a real little girl who joined her mom in 2017 Women’s March. It’s so beautifully written and illustrated, and is a good reminder that everyone’s voice matters and can make a difference.

A little girl carries a big message–and finds it thrillingly amplified by the rallying crowd around her–in an empowering story for the youngest of activists.

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.” Inspired by a girl who participated in the January 2017 Women’s March in New York City, Heather Dean Brewer’s simple and uplifting story, delightfully illustrated by LeUyen Pham, is a reminder of what young people can do to promote change and equality at a time when our country is divided by politics, race, gender, and religion.

Love is Powerful is available now. Thanks to Candlewick Press for the review copy.

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