Synopses & Reviews
This book is divided into 12 sections, each highlighting a goal that any child can aspire to achieve, such as being honest and telling the truth. Edelman encourages children to take responsibility for the kind of people they are and will become. Illustrations.
Marian Wright Edelman has drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples to compile these timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales that speak to all children to let them know that they can make a difference in today's world.
About the Author
Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. She is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours
, and eight other books. She is the winner of many awards for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, a Heinz Award, and a Niebuhr Award. In 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings. Edelman is a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School. She and her husband live in Washington, D.C., and have three children and four grandchildren.
Barry Moser is the prizewinning illustrator and designer of more than three hundred books for children and adults. He is widely celebrated for his dramatic wood engravings for the only twentieth-century edition of the entire King James Bible illustrated by a single artist. He lives in western Massachusetts.