From debut author Kari Lavelle and rising star illustrator Nabi H. Ali comes an inspiring and empowering picture book about the small things kids do that have the potential to change the world!
Meet some of the world’s most beloved movers, shakers, scientists, activists, dreamers and doers—in this inspirational book by debut author Kari Lavelle, who gently reminds us that before folks like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sylvia Earle were activists and trailblazers, they spoke their first words, took their first steps, and dreamed about the future.
We Move the World introduces these folks and more from the past and present as models for what every childhood first can lead to. From first steps to solving puzzles and learning the alphabet, all the small things are only the beginning. They can lead to future activism and innovation that just might change the world!
With Nabi H. Ali’s vibrant illustrations, which introduce memorable moments from history, We Move the World is a picture book that gives the youngest movers and shakers a chance to see how much is possible just because of the things they already do. The book includes robust backmatter that gives further context on each figure and historical moment, including the most recent COVID-19 pandemic.
The Writer's League of Texas 2021 Book Award Winner (Picture Book)
Finalist on Children's Literature Council of Southern California's 2022 List
Praise for WE MOVE THE WORLD...
Small children learning and playing are juxtaposed with adults changing history. The children’s activities are...easy to read aloud with little ones....The adult achievements celebrated are progressive and diverse.
— Kirkus Reviews
This lovely little picture book offers inspiration to kids who want to make the world a better place.
Empowering nonfiction picture book.
— Publishers Weekly
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I like the book because it incloods reel histery that makes it so cool!
-Avery, 2nd grader
At first glance it looked good already. It is good inside too.
-William, 2nd grader
Your book was really good. In fact it was great.
-Caroline, 2nd grader