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By (author): Matt de la Peña Illustrated by: Corinna Luyken
Matt de la Peña ,

Illustrated by :

Corinna Luyken


G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers



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Children: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Aug 30, 2022
$24.99 CAD


11.31in x 9.38 x 0.39 in | 1.01 lb

Page Count:

48 pages


G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
From a Newbery Medal-winning author and a New York Times bestselling illustrator comes a deeply moving ode to the complexity and uniqueness of every child.

In profound, uplifting verse and sumptuous artwork, beloved creators Matt de la Peña and Corinna Luyken explore the endless possibilities each child contains: A young dancer may grow into a computer coder; a basketball player might become a poet; a class clown may one day serve as an inspiring teacher; and today’s quiet empath might be tomorrow’s great leader. Here’s a profound and uplifting new classic with an empowering message for readers of all ages: Your story is still being written.

A HOUSEHOLD-NAME AUTHOR: Matt de la Peña is the Newbery Medal-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling, and USA Today bestselling author of Last Stop on Market Street, Carmela Full of Wishes, Milo Imagines the World, and Love.

A BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Corinna Luyken is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of My Heart, The Tree in Me, and The Book of Mistakes, and readers and booksellers alike will flock to her vibrant artwork here.

AN ODE TO DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE: This book is a paean to each child’s unique set of identities and dreams, and the kids depicted here represent a variety of races and genders.

SPOTLIGHT ON SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Matt’s text emphasizes the values of patience, generosity, kindness, and empathy, as well as the potential in any child to do great things. 

THE PERFECT PRESENT, YEAR-ROUND: From the first day of school to graduation, this book is destined to become a perennial milestone gift buy alongside The Day You Begin and The Wonderful Things You Will Be.

Matt de la Peña is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Milo Imagines the World, Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, as well as a number of critically acclaimed young adult novels. You can visit Matt at mattdelapena.com or follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mattdelapena.

Author Residence: La Jolla, CA

Corinna Luyken is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestseller My Heart, The Tree In Me, and The Book of Mistakes. She is also the illustrator of Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse, Nothing in Common, and Something Good. You can visit Corinna at corinnaluyken.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @corinnaluyken.

Illustrator Residence: Olympia, WA

Marketing: National media campaign

Consumer advertising

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10-copy floor display (9780593228906)

Downloadable activity kit including poster and activities

I Am La Cultura downloadable activity kit across age categories

Video content

Online and social media promotion

Educator and librarian outreach

Feature at select School & Library conferences

Praise for Patchwork:

A Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

“The call to revel in the glorious patchwork that is ’us’ blazes forth from this paean of acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Celebrates the potential found in every child…An apt and inspiring message, beautifully rendered.” —Booklist

“An exultant picture book salute to kids who are a little different… De la Peña is at his compassionate best.” —Shelf Awareness

“The pastel spongework patterns that Luyken overlays on these portraits of children aptly evoke de la Peña’s liberating theme: We are not indelibly drawn at birth; our identities shift and blend and bloom.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A poetic ode to possibility that’s perfect for readers who love de la Peña’s lyricism and Luyken’s effortlessly impressionistic art.” —BookPage

“Celebrates [kids’] capacity to explore and change… conveying the heartening idea that lives of meaning emerge…from ’mismatched scraps accumulated over time/ and stitched together/ into a kind of patchwork.’ ” —Publishers Weekly

“A celebration of children and what they may become as successful adults.” —School Library Journal

“Gentle and affirming.” —The Horn Book

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