Little Libraries, Big Heroes (Hardcover)

By Miranda Paul, John Parra (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780544800274, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world.

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



About the Author

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Little Libraries, Big Heroes, illustrated by John Parra. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin. www.mirandapaul.com Twitter: @Miranda_Paul


John Parra is the Pura Belpré Honor award-winning illustrator of many books for young readers, including Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community by Susan Verde and Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. He is also a designer, educator, and fine artist whose work can be seen on six new Forever Stamps titled Delicioso from the U.S. Post Office. He lives with his wife, Maria, in Queens, New York.

www.johnparraart.com
Twitter: @johnparraart


Praise For Little Libraries, Big Heroes

"This book proves ordinary people can do extraordinary, life-changing things. Readers will be inspired to make their own difference in the world." —Pat Zietlow Miller, NYT bestselling author of Be Kind