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Me And My Fear by Francesca Sanna

Me And My Fear

Me And My Fear by Francesca Sanna
Hardcover
Sep 11, 2018 | 40 Pages
  • Hardcover $17.95

    Sep 11, 2018 | 40 Pages | 3-7 years

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Praise

“Sanna provides an empathetic exploration of the adjustment to a new land that all migrants experience.”—New York Times Book Review

“Authentic and immediate, the first-person narration draws in readers and reveals just how easily fear can become overwhelming and isolating, but can also be controlled when feelings are shared and through comfort found in friendship. ­Like Sanna’s The Journey, this book about an immigrant’s experiences tackles a tough topic with honesty, empathy, and a sense of hopefulness.”—School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“This follow-up to The Journey about a refugee family fleeing a war-torn homeland, focuses on the young daughter’s apprehension as she adjusts to life in a new country and a new school.”—The Horn Book Review

“[…] this creative depiction shows how friendship, empathy, and connection can help bring the overwhelming down to size for all.”
Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“A universal book that can be used to explain fear to readers and give empathy to those in a new environment.”
Kirkus Reviews

“It will be a familiar story for many children, but the girl’s specific fears about language and difference might make this useful for discussions about newcomers as well.”
Booklist

“[…] the pages get more colorful and the fears are contained within each spread to visually indicate to readers that fears are manageable and though they might not disappear completely, the most important thing is that we don’t have to be scared alone.”
Let’s Talk Picture Books

“A raw, tender story…”
Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Me and My Fear is a lovely reminder that we all have our fear with us, especially in new situations, which all of us have to face at some point. It serves as a wonderful visual representation of the anxiety an immigrant child might be experiencing and hopefully help them recognize that it doesn’t have to rule the day. The illustrations are clean and bright and just right.”
Luan Stauss, Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, CA

“Starting a brand-new school as a refugee, unable to speak or understand the language, a young girl relies on her devoted companion, Fear. . .  As it grows in size from a harmless looking moppet into a monster, children will recognize the difference between a little healthy fear and allowing fear to take control.”—Foreword Reviews

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