A Little Girl in a Big, Big World – A Multicultural Kids Book Review

 

I received a copy of A Little Girl in a Big, Big World for the purpose of reviewing for Multicultural Kid Lit Day #ReadYourWorld.  All opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  If you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.

 

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A Litte Girl in a Big, Big World #ReadYourWorld

 

Authors: Daijha Cain, Ashley Cooper, and Makayla Harris

Title: A Little Girl in a Big, Big World

Publisher: Shout Mouse Press

Year of Publication: 2015

Illustrator: Nathaniel Oliver

 

Do you feel, or have you ever felt like you don’t have a voice in this world?  Like, you are so small, that the world goes on no matter what you say?  Do you feel  like nobody hears you?  This is how Jasmine feels.  Jasmine is 8-years old and she wanted to make a difference in her community.  She feels that her ideas are so big, but her voice is so small.  She struggles with how to make a positive impact.  Jasmine wanted to give up, and stop talking.

Everyday she feels unheard.  As she walks to school, she is frustrated by people who ignore the homeless begging for money on the street.  She is frustrated by the boys in the park who don’t go to school.  She is frustrated by the people who go through their lives, throwing trash on the ground and walk around it like they don’t care.

Feeling small, she wonders how she worries on how she will make people listen.  She then goes outside her comfort zone, takes a leap of faith, and the impact on the people and her community is astounding.

This book was written in collaboration with Reach Incorporated and Shout Mouse Press, who both enable young men and women – those unheard voices – to tell their stories in their own words.


 
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Purchase A Little Girl in a Big, Big World

You can purchase this lovely picture book on Amazon. here.

 

About Reach Incorporated

 

Reach Incorporated develops grade-level readers and capable leaders by preparing teens to serve as tutors and role models to younger students resulting in improved literacy outcomes.  Founded in 2009, Reach recruits high school students to be elementary school reading tutors.   The tutors realized that the books they read to the younger students didn’t reflect their reality.  So, that’s where Reach was born – where the teen tutors began authoring their own books.

 

About Shout Mouse Press

Published by Shout Mouse Press, a nonprofit writing program and publishing house for unheard voices – like Jasmine’s.  Founded in 2014, Shout Mouse partners with other nonprofit organizations serving communities in need and designs book projects that amplify the voices of the people they serve.

 

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#ReadYourWorld

 

Mission of Multicultural Children’s Book Day

The MCCBD team’s mission to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.

The co-creators of this unique event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press. You can find a bio for Mia and Valarie here.

 

Sponsors

 

Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld

Platinum: Wisdom Tales Press * StoryQuest Books*Lil Libros

Gold: Author Tori Nighthawk*Candlewick Press,* Bharat Babies

Silver: Lee and Low Books*Chronicle Books*Capstone Young Readers T

Tuttle Publishing ,NY Media Works, LLC/KidLit TV

Bronze: Pomelo Books* Author Jacqueline Woodson*Papa Lemon Books* Goosebottom

Books*Author Gleeson Rebello*ShoutMouse Press*Author Mahvash Shahegh* China Institute.org*Live Oak Media

 

Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can us the links below or view them here.

 

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  1. I’m so glad you liked the book from Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your great book review on the linky!
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