Be Strong (Be Kind #2)

by Pat Zietlow Miller (Author) Jen Hill (Illustrator)

Be Strong (Be Kind #2)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Be Kind
A picture book about finding strength in unlikely places from the team behind the hugely popular New York Times bestseller Be Kind. When her gym class must face the school rock-climbing wall, Tanisha is discouraged. Her muscles are weak, and she knows she'll never reach the top like Cayla. But maybe strength is about more than just muscles. With help from her family, Tanisha learns that by showing up, speaking up, and not giving up, she can be strong, too. And that people are the strongest when they work together and trust each other. Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller has reunited with illustrator Jen Hill for Be Strong, another unforgettable story sure to inspire kids and adults alike.
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Review quotes

This exploration of the true meaning of being strong is layered and lovely, provoking deep thought, feeling, and conversation about this important virtue and its corollaries—perseverance, leadership, and caring. —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Be Kind:

"These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness." —The New York Times Book Review

"[A] lovely exploration of empathy and thoughtfulness." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A thoughtful picture book." —Booklist

"This picture book champions interpersonal kindness both globally and in a young child's town . . . The story gives children many concrete ideas of actionable kind deeds." —Kirkus Reviews

"The book presents the powerful message that small acts of kindness matter, and that they can build with other acts of kindness to make a difference . . . A valuable addition on this topic [that] will promote conversation about what it means to be kind." —School Library Journal

Pat Zietlow Miller

Pat Zietlow Miller is a children's book lover and one of the creative forces behind the blog Picture Book Builders where she reviews books for young readers. Her picture books include the New York Times bestseller Be Kind, Sophie's Squash, Wherever You Go, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, and Remarkably You, among many others. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Suzy Lee is a Korean picture book author and illustrator. She has published over thirty books. Her critically acclaimed work includes the books Mirror, Wave, Shadow, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Open This Little Book. She is the winner of the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Be Kind
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV039220 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
Library of Congress categories
Conduct of life

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