This Tuesday marks the book birthday of I Am One: A Book of Action, the latest collaboration between writer Susan Verde and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.
Their partnership of these two creators is legendary in my third-grade classroom. From The Water Princess and The Museum to the pair’s I Am… collaborative series, each of their titles draws in readers.
Elementary readers across the grades will be eager to read I Am One. The prose explores how one action can start a movement. What can one smile do? What can one word do? Readers will consider these questions and more as the book inspires them to take just one action towards change in their own lives. This book is a beautiful way to capture the spirit of activism with young readers.
For more on Susan Verde and her work, check out this interview from last week’s Book Joy Live with Mr. Schu.