ALL OF US
In a nutshell: In a story that travels the globe, we see how the world is a community made up of people who are more similar than we are different.
The world is rich with people and places of distinct and complex cultures. And yet, even with its rich diversity, it’s easy to see that the world is one community of people who are similar in so many ways. With stunning, lush art to accompany the lyrical text, this book celebrates the connections we can make to appreciate and share our world.
Starred Review: "Love is the core of the voyage ... The breathtaking art carries the message throughout."
Excerpt from Booklist
"The first few pages read: “Me… // can be we. / You… // can come, too. / They… // can be ‘Hey!’ / It’s all of us.” Such lines are representative of the text as a whole, which never evolves into a clear verbal story, instead offering a broad affirmation of diversity, inclusion, and community. Boiger’s illustrations imagine that community as a global one of diverse children (all are first included in the cover art), with visual cues that mark one child as Jewish, another Muslim, and another with a mobility disability. They set sail together on a ship, which can be read as a metaphorical journey through life, peaceably and joyfully taking in the wonders of the world. The text also describes ways they (and we all) can contribute to the world in which we live: “Some build things up, some create art / Some help the earth, some heal the heart.”
Excerpt from Kirkus
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