One Girl

by Andrea Beaty (Author) Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)

One Girl
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A meditative picture book about the power of reading and how one child can change the world, from #1 bestselling author Andrea Beaty

One girl. One spark.

Faint and fading in the dark.

Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Glow.

Tiny ember. Burning low.

Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She shares what she learns with her class, and the spark grows. The girl is then moved to write her own story, which she shares with girls around the globe, and it ignites a spark in them, lighting up the whole world. This heartwarming and moving narrative shows how books and education can inspire change and how one child can make a huge difference.

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"Beatty's rhyming text is charmingly sparse: each word is carefully chosen, and the language glimmers with precision. Much of the story is told by Phumiruk's gorgeous illustrations. . . The words and pictures work in synchrony, creating a lyrical call to action encouraging children to find their voices and, simultaneously, their inner strength."— "Kirkus Reviews"
Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children's books, including the bestselling Questioneers series, I Love You Like Yellow; Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau; and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago.
David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London. Andrea and David are both executive producers of the Emmy Award-winning show Ada Twist, Scientist on Netflix.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
October 20, 2020
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Picture books for children
Books and reading
Right to education

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