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.
Authors: Daijha Cain, Ashley Cooper, and Makayla Harris
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.
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.
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.
Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld
Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can us the links below or view them here.