Raven Howell

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Raven Howell
Illustrator(s): Yeng Yang
Publisher: MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
ISBN-10: 1387021192
ISBN-13: 978-1387021192
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Category: Picture Book

My Community

Synopsis:

“Greet the morning - hello, sun!
Today I’m meeting everyone!
Mailman, teacher, doctor, vet…
Want a slice of pizza yet?

Celebrate diversity –
Come meet my community!”
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Jackie said on 11/15/2018:
Much needed book for our current climate.
Sherry Ellis said on 11/15/2018:
Looks like a great book for exploring diversity.
Maria Cuesta said on 11/15/2018:
Great! We need a lot of this.
Ali Earle Pichardo said on 11/15/2018:
Looks like an adorable book.
Jan said on 11/15/2018:
I love this!
N Vizcarra said on 11/15/2018:
Can't wait to read it!
Nichole Hansen said on 11/14/2018:
This is such a fun, bright book, full of diversity and love!
Tania Guarino said on 11/09/2018:
Sweet book, Raven! I love the community theme here and the togetherness it brings! Illustrations are cheerful and true to the times. Best wishes!
Melissa Stoller said on 10/30/2018:
You've done it again, Raven! Congratulations!
Chris Laforet said on 10/29/2018:
What a beautiful book!
Annie Cronin Romano said on 10/29/2018:
Such a nice book on community and diversity. Purchased and on my shelf! :) Congrats, Raven!
Rebecca Evans said on 10/27/2018:
Looks awesome! Cant wait to read it.
Adrienne Wright said on 10/25/2018:
Sharing and caring in a beautiful book! Sounds great! Congrats.
Laura Renauld said on 10/25/2018:
Diversity and Community go hand in hand. Yes!
Lisa Wheeler said on 10/25/2018:
Oooh! This looks so fun! Love following you on Instagram!
Liz Anelli said on 10/24/2018:
Looks good
Sherry Howard said on 10/24/2018:
Poetry is such a lovely way to discuss diversity. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this book in the world! Important work here!
no_author_entered said on 10/24/2018:
Beautiful and so, so timely!
Julie Gonzalez said on 10/23/2018:
Congrats on this lovely, rhyming picture book!

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Our book sends the gentle message to children that working and sharing together in a community creates a kind and happy day. Just as our main character embraces diversity, we hope everyone can celebrate their own beautiful link in the “community”! 






“Greet the morning - hello, sun!
Today I’m meeting everyone!
Mailman, teacher, doctor, vet…
Want a slice of pizza yet?

Celebrate diversity –
Come meet my community!”

“Using gentle rhyme to
enliven a child’s day, this picture book weaves us together on a journey
leading to our community. We see and meet the host of people with varied names,
colors, and kinds, embracing the storyteller, offering hope for children to
move into a place where harmony trumps fear.”

– Jonathan Kruk, Master Storyteller, author of Parent’s Choice award
winning CD, Barkface and Rootnose

 

“In simple, gentle verse,
Howell shares a young child’s day in her hometown – from waking up to the sound
of distant trucks, to settling in for a night filled with dreams. Yang’s
colorful but subdued illustrations perfectly complement the calm, familial tone
of the text.”

            – by Matt Forrest Esenwine, author &
children’s poet, “Flashlight Night

I’m the author and poet of several children’s books, and most recently authored Shimmer, Songs of Night, and the award winning poetry compilation, A Star Full of Sky. I write poetry for a variety of magazines such as Highlights for ChildrenLadybugBumplesStinkwavesFun for KidzCricketSpiderBuds, BabybugHello Highlights, and High Five. I’ve received awards for poetry from several organizations including the SCBWI, and enjoy presenting children’s workshops in libraries and to classrooms. I'm the Creative and Publishing Advisor with RedClover Reader, and live in the Northeast. My time spent writing or resting with my family on warm, sunny days, or during wood-stoved stoked winter hours are my favorite!

I'm excited about my brand new picture book release titled My Community!

 

Visit my website at www.ravenhowell.com and from there you are free to email me directly or click my Facebook page for fun interaction: https://www.facebook.com/raven.howell.75

From Kirkus:

"A girl walks readers through her day, introducing the many members of her diverse community in Howell’s (Shimmer, 2017) rhyming picture book with illustrations by Yang (A New Book for Jack, 2017).

A young, pale-skinned girl with red hair awakens in her room, which features a large picture of her mother, who looks just like her, and an African-American father. She listens to the local garbage trucks, then has breakfast: “Mom makes pancakes, / Morning’s cool. / Soon I’m dressed, / Ready for school.” Her brown-skinned younger sister sits in a high chair. During the day, the older girl greets her neighbors: Mailman Juan, bus driver Mr. Lee, Chef Mario at the pizza parlor, Police Chief Cho, teachers, librarians, and a vet and a doctor (both women). Later, the girl reveals that her father is the mayor. The book depicts a busy day with plenty for readers to see, filled with friends and family...Yang’s gentle, pastel-hued illustrations have soft edges, giving the backgrounds a painted look, and offering round-headed, large-eyed, cartoon-style characters. Howell’s steady rhymes make this an easy read-aloud.

A nice reflection of a diverse, multihued world."


From The Wishing Well Shelf Book Awards:

"Colorfully illustrated and with plenty happening to keep a child amused, this might prove very popular at bedtime. A delightfully bright story with a strong community message of how life should be in a multi-cultural community. Warm and comfy with a sweet ending. Highly recommended!’

Our book sends the gentle message to children that working and sharing together in a community creates a kind and happy day. Just as our main character embraces diversity, we hope everyone can celebrate their own beautiful link in the “community”! 

    Guestbook Comments
    Jackie said on November 15, 2018:
    Much needed book for our current climate.

    Sherry Ellis said on November 15, 2018:
    Looks like a great book for exploring diversity.

    Maria Cuesta said on November 15, 2018:
    Great! We need a lot of this.

    Ali Earle Pichardo said on November 15, 2018:
    Looks like an adorable book.

    Jan said on November 15, 2018:
    I love this!

    N Vizcarra said on November 15, 2018:
    Can't wait to read it!

    Nichole Hansen said on November 14, 2018:
    This is such a fun, bright book, full of diversity and love!

    Tania Guarino said on November 9, 2018:
    Sweet book, Raven! I love the community theme here and the togetherness it brings! Illustrations are cheerful and true to the times. Best wishes!

    Melissa Stoller said on October 30, 2018:
    You've done it again, Raven! Congratulations!

    Chris Laforet said on October 29, 2018:
    What a beautiful book!

    Annie Cronin Romano said on October 29, 2018:
    Such a nice book on community and diversity. Purchased and on my shelf! :) Congrats, Raven!

    Rebecca Evans said on October 27, 2018:
    Looks awesome! Cant wait to read it.

    Adrienne Wright said on October 25, 2018:
    Sharing and caring in a beautiful book! Sounds great! Congrats.

    Laura Renauld said on October 25, 2018:
    Diversity and Community go hand in hand. Yes!

    Lisa Wheeler said on October 25, 2018:
    Oooh! This looks so fun! Love following you on Instagram!

    Liz Anelli said on October 24, 2018:
    Looks good

    Sherry Howard said on October 24, 2018:
    Poetry is such a lovely way to discuss diversity. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this book in the world! Important work here!

    no_author_entered said on October 24, 2018:
    Beautiful and so, so timely!

    Julie Gonzalez said on October 23, 2018:
    Congrats on this lovely, rhyming picture book!

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