Synopses & Reviews
A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids, regardless of who they are or where they come from.
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms no matter their race, religion, or background. A school where it is normal to wear a hajib, learn a Vietnamese dance and witness the classroom being blessed with a Dragon dance for Lunar New Year. Where diversity and community are not just protected, but celebrated.
All Are Welcome lets young children know that they are safe and welcome in their schools. It celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids, regardless of who they are or where they come from.
"This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way." Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!
“A lively, timely picture book.” Booklist
“Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today’s political climate.” Kirkus (Starred Review)
About the Author
Alexandra Penfold is the author of Eat, Sleep, Poop and The Littlest Viking. She lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn, where she is a literary agent at Upstart Crow.
Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. She is the author-illustrator of Confiscated and I Love Monkey. Her previously illustration work includes books: All Are Welcome, 100 Bugs, Naughty Claudine Christmas, and Samanthasaurus Rex. She has won portfolio honors award at Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in NYC and the Summer Conference Mentorship.