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You Matter

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Beautiful message of self-worth has gorgeous illustrations.

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This loving, inclusive message of connectedness is poignant and simple, and its warm, inclusive, and immersive illustrations give it even more of an impact. You Matter connects with young readers, reminding them that they are important even when they feel overlooked or when it seems like people are too busy to help them. The shift in perspective is a nice way to tell the story, moving from looking under the lens of a microscope to looking at Earth from space, and all of the places in between, where we are reminded that we do, in fact, matter. Some young readers will delight in seeing their beaded hair, wheelchair, or hijab represented in vibrant colors, or feel a little less alone when a loved one says goodbye. Or maybe the reader identifies with being the gassy planet. Regardless of the topic, this beautiful book seeks to connect, and succeeds masterfully.

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