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I'll Hold Your Hand

Maggie C. Rudd, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)


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This sweet picture book celebrates a parent's love and support of a child through life's milestones, from learning to walk to the first day of school and all the highs and lows in between.

From the night you arrive to your first night away,
from learning to crawl to healing a broken heart,
and for all the highs and lows in between. . .
through every season, every challenge, and every joy, you are loved.

With lyrical text from Maggie C. Rudd and stunning art by Elisa Chavarri, I'll Hold Your Hand celebrates the unbreakable bond of family, and all the ways our actions can say “I love you” louder than words.

Praise For I'll Hold Your Hand

"A rhythmic reassurance of unconditional love worth reading time and again…and again." --Kirkus Reviews

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374314132, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2022

About the Author

Maggie C. Rudd is from rural North Carolina where she lives with her husband and two boys. When she isn’t writing, she is teaching middle school, making forts, or outside getting muddy with her kids. She is the author of the picture books On the Fourth of July and I’ll Hold Your Hand.

Elisa Chavarri is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including I’ll Hold Your Hand by Maggie C. Rudd and the Pura Belpré Honor–winning book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello. Originally from Lima, Peru, she did much of her growing up in Northern Michigan, where she now resides with her husband and two small children.