A little girl carries a big message—and finds it thrillingly amplified by the rallying crowd around her—in an empowering story for the youngest of activists. Mari is getting ready to make a sign with crayon as the streets below her fill up with people. “What are we making, Mama?” she asks. “A message for the world,” Mama says. “How will the whole world hear?” Mari wonders. “They’ll hear,” says Mama, “because love is powerful.” Inspired by a girl who participated in the January 2017 Women’s March in New York City, Heather Dean Brewer’s simple and uplifting story, delightfully illustrated by LeUyen Pham, is a reminder of what young people can do to promote change and equality at a time when our country is divided by politics, race, gender, and religion.
About the Author:
Heather Dean Brewer is a writer, artist, and Art Director. Her most recent book, Love Is Powerful (Candlewick, 2020) based on the real-life experience of a little girl at the 2017 Women’s March, was recently featured on A Mighty Girl. Heather also coauthored the picture book God’s Big Story for You, a 2018 ECPA Christian Book Award winner, and made a coloring book called Women Reading with Cats inspired by her reading buddy kitten Rey, who travels and camps with the family. Heather lives on the shore of Lake Michigan and would almost always rather be outside mountain biking or hiking.