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Kindness Corner: Change Sings

I can hear change humming in its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming, and so I sing along.” ...This is a must-read book you’ll want in your collection! Amanda Gorman, inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, writes a moving anthem to inspire and invigorate readers young and old in her much-anticipated children’s book, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem. Accompanying her stirring words are gorgeous illustrations by NYT bestselling illustrator Loren Long. Together, Gorman and Long create a book that perfectly articulates the messages of hope and change for these times: Anything is possible when our voices join together.

In this story, a determined young girl leads the other characters on a journey inspired by music, showing that everyone has the power to make changes in their community, causing lasting impacts on their world.

The language is both lyrical and simple, wise and powerful. The rhythm and rhyme of the words carry the reader from page to page, calling on readers to use their own special abilities to create positive changes-both big and small- in their communities. She doesn’t pretend that this is an easy task, rather she acknowledges the courage it takes to be an agent of change and then shows the reader exactly how to do this. The vivid and colorful illustrations are captivating, and will have readers wanting to revisit the pages long after the reading is finished.

Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem is a great starting point for having a conversation with your children about how they can use their own talents and abilities to make a difference and bring positive changes to their world.


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