Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD
Each kindness makes the world a little better
This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.
Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
Winner of Jane Addams Children's Book Award (Bks for Younger Children) 2013 and Charlotte Zolotow Award 2013. Commended for Coretta Scott King Award (Author) 2013 and Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Seven to Ten) 2013 and Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) (Picture Book) 2012. Short-listed for California Young Reader Medal (Picture Bk/Older Reader) 2017 and North Carolina Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2014 and Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades K-3) 2014 and Virginia Readers Choice Award (Primary) 2015 and Golden Sower Award (Primary) 2015 and South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (Picture Book) 2014 and Red Clover Award 2014 and Monarch Award 2015 and Keystone to Reading Book Award (Primary) 2014 and Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Grades K-2) 2014 and Black-Eyed Susan Award (Picture Book) 2013 and Grand Canyon Reader Award (Picture) 2015 and Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award 2014 and West Virginia Children's Book Award 2014 and Buckaroo Book Award 2013 and Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2014 and Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award 2014 and Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (Grades 3-5) 2015 and Show Me Readers Award 2014.
"Woodson's affecting story, with its open ending, focuses on the withholding of friendship rather than outright bullying, and Lewis reflects the pensive mood in sober watercolors . . . in subtly detailed portraits. . . . A good conversation starter."--The Horn Book
Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, the recipient of three Newbery Honor Awards for "After Tupac and D Foster," "Feathers" and "Show Way," and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award for "Locomotion" and "Hush." Other awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for "Miracle's Boys." Her most recent novel, "Beneath a Meth Moon," will be published spring 2012. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. E. B. Lewis has illustrated more than fifty picture books, including Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner "Talkin' About Bessie" (by Nikki Grimes) and Caldecott Honor winner "Coming On Home Soon" (by Jacqueline Woodson). He taught art in public schools for twelve years, and currently teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.