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.
"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.