Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee

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World events may be difficult for both adults and children to process or comprehend, but this well-intentioned selection fails to offer much beyond self-congratulation.
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“Together, the words and pictures work seamlessly to deliver a powerful message: What we do matters.”—R. J. Palacio, The New York Times
 
When the news reports are flooded with tales of hatred and fear, a girl asks her papa what she can do to make the world a better place. “Come with me,” he says. Hand-in-hand, they walk to the subway, tipping their hats to those they meet. The next day, the girl asks her mama what she can do—her mama says, “Come with me,” and together they set out for the grocery, because one person doesn’t represent an entire race or the people of a land. After dinner that night, the little girl asks if she can do something of her own—walk the dog . . . and her parents let her go. “Come with me,” the girl tells the boy across the hall. Walking together, one step at a time, the girl and the boy begin to see that as small and insignificant as their part may seem, it matters to the world.
 
In this lyrical and timely story, author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaître champion the power of kindness, bravery, and friendship in the face of uncertainty.
 

About Holly M. McGhee

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Holly M. McGhee is the author of the middle-grade novel, Matylda, Bright & Tender. She has also written picture books and a chapter-book series under the pen name Hallie Durand, including Mitchell’s License and Mitchell Goes Bowling. A literary agent too, she lives with her family in Maplewood, New Jersey. You can visit her at hollymcghee.com.
Author Residence: Maplewood, New JerseyPascal Lemaître is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Not Open This Book! and the New York Times bestseller Who's Got Game? His wife is the dancer-choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon and their daughter, Maëlle, walks their dog, Doodle . . . sometimes. You can visit him at pascallemaitre.com.Illustrator Residence: Brussels, Belgium
 
Published September 5, 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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on Jul 04 2017

World events may be difficult for both adults and children to process or comprehend, but this well-intentioned selection fails to offer much beyond self-congratulation.

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