Author(s): Alexandra Penfold
No matter how you start your day,
What you wear when you play,
Or if you come from far away,
All are welcome here.
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions. A school where diversity is a strength.
Warm and inspiring, All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, and they are welcome in their school. Engaging lyrical text and bright, accessible illustrations make this book a must for every child's bookshelf, classroom and library.
George & Lucy's Review:
All Are Welcome is a lovely new picture book about welcoming and celebrating diversity - and recognising the strength it brings to any community. The illustrations show children at home with their families and at school with their friends and teachers - and all the different and similar ways we do things.
As well as a great book for families, this is an excellent read-aloud resource for schools and libraries, letting children know that they belong and have a place in their school and community. Kids will really enjoy recognising themselves and their lives within its pages - and perhaps pointing out what is missing...a great way to get a discussion going. Age 4+