Saturday, December 29, 2018

Kid Konnection: What Can a Citizen Do?

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a book that's geared towards making a difference.

Summary: A citizen can pick up litter
A citizen can pull a weed
A citizen can help that critter
A citizen can plant a seed

A citizen can aid a neighbor
A citizen can join a cause
A citizen can write a letter
A citizen can help change laws . . .

Empowering and timeless, What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed duo behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. This is a book for today's youth about what it means to be a citizen.

Across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions by different children, we watch how kids turn a lonely island into a community—and watch a journey from what the world should be to what the world could be.

This is a book about what citizenship—good citizenship—means to you, and to us all. -- Chronicle

WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO? by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris is a wonderful picture book that introduces the concept of being a responsible citizen. The text is simple, with only a few words per page; however, it is a powerful testament to how the little things you do can make a big difference in the world.

Of course, the message is a great one especially in today's society. WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO? allows parents and children to talk about not only what needs to be changed, but how every person has the right to speak up about these things...and choose to try to change them. The book also encourages readers that just helping even one person can make a huge difference!

I loved the message in WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO?, and I thought the illustrations were a perfect complement to it. The children in this picture book come from many different backgrounds, and I appreciated how diverse this book was. It's an absolutely must-have for school (and home!) libraries!

WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO? is an interesting book with an important message. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

This sounds fabulous and VERY timely.

Dorothy N said...

A book for our times, that's for sure. This is one I want to share with my 2 small grandchildren. Thanks for the review!