I Am One
A Book of Action
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- Publication Date: September 15, 2020
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419742385
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Four-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator!
Companion to I Am Love and I Am Peace
“Attractive . . . makes complex ideas simple and opens doors for optimistic discussion.” ―School Library Journal
Discover the power of activism in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
“How do I make a difference? It seems like a tall order for one so small. But beautiful things start with just one.” One seed to start a garden, one note to start a melody, one brick to start breaking down walls: Every movement and moment of change starts with purpose, with intention, with one. With me. With you.
On the first page, the main character asks a beautiful bird, “How do I make a difference?” They doubt their ability to make a difference because they are “so small.” However, when the bird gives them a seed, they realize that “beautiful things start with just One.” They can plant a seed and start a garden! They can also start a journey, paint a masterpiece, compose a melody, and break down walls. All these actions start with “one” thing: a first step, a first stroke of paint, a first musical note, and a first brick.
Here is a powerful call to action for young children, encouraging them to raise their voice, extend a hand, and take that one first step to starting something beautiful and moving toward a better world.
Includes a guided meditation and self-reflection activity.
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I Am Peace
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I Am Courage
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"This attractive title makes complex ideas simple and opens doors for optimistic discussion."School Library Journal —
"Reynolds' loose, color-drenched illustrations radiate calm and peace, enhancing the meditative text's mood."Horn Book Magazine —
About the author
Susan Verde is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Her books include The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Love, My Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. A certified yoga and wellness instructor, she lives in East Hampton, New York, with her family. Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody, Stink, and I Am series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.