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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows how a kid can manage a range of emotions understand some big ideas. helpsp kids see that people tend to stereotype others.
Don't judge people by what they look like, what they wear, or their facial expressions, because you never know what their lives are really like.
Positive Role Models
Milo is thoughtful and creative. Milo's sister takes care of him, and his mom calls to read him stories.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the picture book Milo Imagines the World has beautiful depth and emotion, with an innocent child's realization that he lives in a complex world. This gentle story from Newberry Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Christian Robinson will be familiar to some young readers who live away from their parents, and will give a new perspective to others. The message, not to judge people by what we see on the outside, resonates with gentleness.
Is It Any Good?
This collaboration is a triumph, with Matt de la Peña’s simple, deliberate words and complex thoughts set on colorful pages in Christian Robinson’s eye-catching style to compliment Milo's drawings. Milo Imagines the World takes readers on the subway with Milo and his sister, and into the imagination of a child trying to understand the world around him. The moments when Milo realizes that his first impression might not be right, then re-imagines people's lives, is a powerful reminder about what we lose when we stereotype others.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.