|Illustrated By:||Kaufman, Suzanne|
|By (author):||Penfold, Alexandra|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Size:||10.25in x 10.38in x 0.44in|
|From The Publisher*||Celebrate diversity and inclusion with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where all are welcome! Look under the jacket for a poster, and don't miss the fold-out page at the end of the book.|
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.
"This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way." – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!
"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate."--Kirkus, Starred review
"A lively, timely picture book."--Booklist
"A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again." -School Library Journal
|Review Quote*||"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review|
"Celebrate a school community as a great common ground where families of all kinds connect and share in their children's educational journey…. the book's refrain of "All are welcome here" feels both deeply reassuring and almost radical in our polarized time." -Publishers Weekly
|Biographical Note||Alexandra Penfold is the author of Eat, Sleep, Poop (Knopf, 2016) and the forthcoming picture books The Littlest Viking (Knopf) and Everybody's Going to the Food Truck Fest (FSG). She is also a literary agent at Upstart Crow, where one of her clients is Suzanne Kaufman! Learn more about Alex on Twitter at @agentpenfold.|
Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, and animator. Over the years she's done everything from animating special effects for Universal Television and the Discovery Channel to animating award-winning video games for children. She's the illustrator of a number of books for children including Samanthasaurus Rex by B. B. Mandell, the forthcoming Naughty Claudine by Patrick Jennings, 100 Bugs by Kate Narita and her own book, Confiscated! among others. Learn more about Suzanne online at suzannekaufman.com or on Twitter at @lilmonkeydraws.