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“The message of inclusion, underscored by the illustrations casual diversity in characters’ skin tones, ethnicities, genders, and abilities, is clear for very young children—all of whom would likely be welcomed enthusiastically into this circle of friends.”
—The Horn Book

Circle Round

Written by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Illustrated by Hanna Cha
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing

From the author of I’m New Here and Someone New comes an inspiring new story of inclusion. One child in a park waves over a second child. Two children then wave over a third. Counting from one to ten, a growing circle of children see new faces outside the group and invite them over. Children of different abilities, ages, genders, and races demonstrate how easy it can be to expand your group, extend yourself, and welcome new friends.

NOTE from I’m Your Neighbor Books: While none of the children are explicitly New Arrival or New American, the complex message of welcoming new people into your circle (and truly belonging in that circle) is delivered with brilliant simplicity.

Primary ISBN: 9781623541521
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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