I Will!: A Book of Promises (I Will!)

by Juana Medina (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: I Will!
 A picture book with bold, playful illustrations and simple text full of affirmations dedicated to being entertaining while building self-worth and improving communication skills for kids, and adults, of all ages. What do you promise to do to help make the world a better place?
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Publishers Weekly

Pura Belpré Award winner Medina offers a compilation of self-affirmations for young readers in this colorful picture book series starter. Each spread features a page with a hand-lettered "I will" promise against a bright monochrome background, with each opposing page featuring a corresponding illustration outlined in black lines. On one spread, "I will learn!/ I will/ explore!" stands out against a light orchid background on the left, while a light-skinned blond child peers through a magnifying glass at a ladybug on the right. The volume's end strays from form, breaking the fourth wall to address "you" and drawing the lessons together in a cohesive conclusion. Digital art in bold colors warmly portrays a cast of varying abilities, ages, religions, and skin tones. An accessible guide to becoming a more compassionate global citizen. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)

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"An accessible guide to becoming a more compassionate global citizen."—Publishers Weekly

"Encouraging words and pictures will help kids make good choices."—Kirkus Reviews
Juana Medina
Juana Medina is the Pura Belpré Author Award-winning creator of the Juana & Lucas series and other books for children and the recipient of two International Latino Book Awards. She has also illustrated several books by other writers, including 'Twas the Night Before Pride by Joanna McClintick. Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and currently lives in Northern Virginia with her family.
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
October 20, 2021
I Will!
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV009080 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Words
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
Picture books

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