Little Libraries, Big Heroes (Hardcover)
Clarion Books, 9780544800274, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
Todd and his friends love heroes. But in school, Todd doesn’t feel heroic. Reading is hard for him, and he gets scolded for asking too many questions. How will he ever become the kind of hero he admires?
Featuring stunning illustrations that celebrate the diversity of the Little Free Library movement, here is the story of how its founder, Todd Bol, became a literacy superhero. Thanks to Todd and thousands of volunteers—many of whom are kids—millions of books have been enjoyed around the world.
This creative movement inspires a love of reading, strengthens communities, and provides meeting places where new friendships, ideas—and heroes!—spring to life. —Author’s note, bibliograpy
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Praise For Little Libraries, Big Heroes…
"The way the text traces Bol’s big idea back to its emotional source offers a path to heroes literary and ordinary both." —Publishers Weekly
"Kids curious about the little neighborhood libraries that look a bit like oversized mailboxes or book-holding birdhouses will be interested to find out how they came to be and how a simple idea can gain traction."—Booklist