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Something, Someday

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

One small act makes a huge impact in poetic picture book.

Something, Someday book cover: A young Black boy, wearing a blue shirt, bends to the side as he uses a large red watering can to pour water on a small green plant against a bright yellow background

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This is a powerful and uplifting picture book that will inspire readers of all ages to spread good acts in the world around them. Something, Someday spotlights the talents of both author and poet Amanda Gorman and illustrator Christian Robinson. The book's text is a simple, yet dynamic, poem that young readers will be able to understand and connect with. The illustrations combine collages with hand-drawings, to create unique and multi-layered art.

In a world where the problems around us can feel too big to fix or too painful to face, this book reminds us that small actions can create large impacts. The book's diverse characters come together to show care for their community, putting aside their own needs and priorities for the greater good. It's powerful that the inspiration for change is a young Black boy, who ignores doubt and discouragement. Readers will remember to remain hopeful about the beauty that tomorrow may bring.

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