Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Qai Qai

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Confidence and friendship are center stage in adorable book.

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Serena Williams evolves away from tennis and straight into the hearts of picture book lovers with this adorable, colorful story. The Adventures of Qai Qai is dedicated "to all little girls" by its superstar author with the powerful message: "Imagine it, believe it, do it." The story meets young girls right where they are and inspires them to believe in themselves. Baby Girl is a likable character that many young readers can relate to, and Qai Qai is the hype friend we all wish we had cheering us on through life. The captivating illustrations portray the beauty of this multiracial family.

The only thing that could make this book better is a more fitting title that captures the heart of the story. After all, it's not really about the adventures of Qai Qai, but about what she represents: belief in self and the awakening of that confident part of each of us that already exists deep within. Regardless, it is a good read-aloud for all young readers regardless of race or gender.

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