Conversation starter: Like The Wall in the Middle of the Book and I Walk with Vanessa, this is a perfect kid-level choice for early discussions about inclusion, empathy, and cooperation.
Small but strong: Every Little Letter empowers kids to see that they are the change-makers. Their curiosity, bravery, and teamwork are their greatest strengths as friends and leaders.
The alphabet at work: Text and art cleverly use the letters of the alphabet and simple words to make a powerful point—a joy for kids just learning their letters and for those who already read.
Read it again: Each new read reveals more delicious details in the artwork that kids and their adults will delight in discovering.
Exciting debut artist: Joy Hwang Ruiz’s fresh illustration style perfectly captures the warmth, wonder, creativity, and courage of these little letters. Joy has 28,000 followers on Instagram (@momisdrawing) and her art has been featured on HuffPost and Disney’s Babble.
The beloved Deborah Underwood: Deborah has garnered starred reviews, New York Times best seller status, many spots on state lists, and the admiration of teachers, librarians, booksellers, parents, and kids across the country.
An Indie Next List Selection
★ “Unity and division are themes rich for exploration in this story of alphabet letters separated by fear and complacency. It will grow upon children and adults with each reading. [And] the letter characters are adorable.” —SLJ (starred review)
“Expressive…Bright…Even pre-readers will recognize letters set in bold, big shapes, enabling caregivers to incorporate early-literacy lessons into the read-aloud experience. This message of friendship…bears repeating, especially for the youngest readers. ” —Kirkus
“This [is a] smartly executed fable about embracing difference, [offering] a neutral, easy setting to underline how diversity leads to strength.” —Publishers Weekly
“With so many books out there about coming together, this one goes beyond to incorporate the alphabet and word-learning, as well as the importance of listening to young people. [The] cuteness helps deliver the empathetic message for our youngest readers.” —Shelf Awareness
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