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You Are Loved

A Book About Families

Margaret O'Hair, Sofia Cardoso (Illustrator), Sofia Sanchez

Hardcover

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

From Down syndrome advocate and viral sensation Sofia Sanchez comes this beautiful and inclusive picture book about all the different ways to make a family.

Families come in many different shapes and forms -- but they all teach you how to be strong and show you how loved you are.

Alongside a sweet and simple narrative, the warm illustrations tell their own story. Beginning with Sofia Sanchez’s adopted family, readers will meet families with two moms and two dads, families with single parents, and kids raised by grandparents, guardians, or older siblings. Big families, small families, extended families, blended families, and mixed race families -- including parents with their own differences that make them unique, too.

This heartwarming companion book to 2021’s You Are Enough highlights the important message that families aren’t just the people you live with. They include the people in your school, your community, and the people you choose who love you and empower you just the way you are.



Praise For You Are Loved: A Book About Families

Praise for You Are Enough:

“[An] uplifting look at disability and differences.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“[The book's] cheerful exhortations may serve as a source of support and encouragement.” -- Publishers Weekly

Scholastic Inc., 9781338850079, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2023



About the Author

Sofia Sanchez is a fifth-grade student, actress, model, and self-advocate for Down syndrome. She has appeared in campaigns for brands like Target, Hallmark, and American Girl and made appearances on The Today Show and ABC World News Tonight. Sofia loves people, and she first went viral for her video that told the world "Down syndrome is not scary… it’s exciting!" When she’s not speaking up and following her dreams, Sofia loves to sing, do ballet, eat, and give hugs! Sofia lives in Northern California with her parents, three older brothers, two dogs, and a cat. Learn more about her life at sofia-sanchez.com or @thesanchezsix on Instagram.

Margaret "Meg" O'Hair is a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and an award-winning writer. She likes to be on the water -- whether it’s on boats, kayaks, or paddleboards-- with her family and their three Portuguese water dogs, Sailor, Surfer, and Sundance. Meg has been inspired to write books about Sofia from the first day they met, including their picture books You Are Enough and You Are Loved. Meg can be found at margaretohair.com, on Instagram at @margaretohair, and on YouTube at Margaret O’Hair, where she creates fun educational videos for kids.


Sofia Cardoso is an illustrator and designer who specializes in children’s illustration. She currently lives and creates from Portugal.