Lubaya’s Quiet Roar
by Marilyn Nelson, Illustrated by Philemona Williamson
Publication Date: Oct 06, 2020
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Dial Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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In this stirring picture book about social justice activism and the power of introverts, a quiet girl’s artwork makes a big impression at a protest rally.
Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson and fine artist Philemona Williamson have come together to create this lyrical, impactful story of how every child, even the quietest, can make a difference in their community and world. Young Lubaya is happiest when she’s drawing, often behind the sofa while her family watches TV. There, she creates pictures on the backs of her parents’ old protest posters. But when upsetting news shouts into their living room, her parents need the posters again. The next day her family takes part in a march, and there, on one side of the posters being held high, are Lubaya’s drawings of kids holding hands and of the sun shining over the globe–rousing visual statements of how the world could be. “Lubaya’s roar may not be loud, but a quiet roar can make history.”
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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