The Day You Begin

Author(s) Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrator(s) Rafael López
Age Group 5-8
Publisher Nancy Paulsen Books
ISBN 978-0399246531
Year 2018
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There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is quite like you.

There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look or talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat or something else. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. This book reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

The Day You Begin Book Cover