Select one of the keywords
Love is Powerful    by Heather Dean Brewer & LeUyen Pham order for
Love is Powerful
by Heather Dean Brewer
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2021 (2021)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Here's a picture book inspired by a young girl's experience at the 2017 Women's March. Heather Dean Brewer's Love is Powerful is aimed at ages five to eight and engagingly illustrated by LeUyen Pham. The format switches between typical picture book pages and cartoon double pages, a technique I find effective.

It opens on a rainbow of crayons as Mari helps her mother color 'A message for the world.' She repeatedly wonders how the whole world will hear, and Mama keeps reminding her that 'love is powerful.' When they join the large, loud crowd of marchers, Mari again wonders how people will hear their message.

Mari sits on Mama's shoulders and calls out her message. Soon more and more folk join in till Mari's message is 'as loud as breaking waves.' Love is indeed powerful and young people can make a difference!

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more Kids books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews