Happy Book Birthday: NO WORLD TOO BIG Plus Zoom School Visit or Author Chat Giveaway

Happy Birthday to a fabulous new book that launches TODAY!!!! And no celebration is big enough for this important book that addresses climate change.

Here’s a little bit about the book from the Amazon sales page:
Fans of No Voice Too Small will be inspired by young climate activists who made an impact around climate change in their communities, countries, and beyond.

Climate change impacts everyone, but the future belongs to young people. No World Too Big celebrates twelve young activists and three activist groups on front lines of the climate crisis who have planted trees in Uganda, protected water in Canada, reduced school-bus climate footprint in Indonesia, invented alternate power sources in Ohio, and more. Fourteen poems by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, David Bowles, Rajani LaRocca, Renée LaTulippe, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and others honor activists from all over the world and the United States. Additional text goes into detail about each activist’s life and how readers can get involved.

Here’s a little bit about one of the schools featured in NO WORLD TOO BIG – this is how perseverant and patient we need to be when writing – but if you are passionate about the project, you know you need to pursue every source. Great work, Keila Dawson! And I know that Jeanette Bradley and Lindsay Metcalf were equally determined as they collected and created material for this amazing book!

“When seeking information and permission about the Green School’s Bio Bus in Bali, I reached out to a friend I met in Egypt who now lives in Indonesia. This was at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and schools all over the world were in flux. She connected with a friend of hers who is the parent of a child enrolled there. Like many schools, they were swamped and teaching in many time zones because some students returned to their passport countries. But she encouraged me to hold tight and believed that the head of school would respond. And he did! A perfect example of how truly interconnected we all are here on Earth. And together, we can find solutions to climate change. NO WORLD TOO BIG!”

Here is the Kirkus Review link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lindsay-h-metcalf/no-world-too-big/

And here’s a clip of an interview Lindsay, Jeanette, and Keila did with Charlesbridge for their Spring 23 preview event.
https://youtu.be/AL3kHb8nZMo Spring 23 preview Interview clip

In the clip, Charlesbridge editor Julie Bliven interviews Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley, co-editors and illustrator of NO WORLD TOO BIG along with author Sara E. Echenique, author of OUR ROOF IS BLUE. 

And I hope you are all taking a look at the INCREDIBLE illustrations…all done by the talented Jeanette Bradley.

There is an activity kit for parents and teachers: NO WORLD TOO BIG Activity Kit

By now I’m sure that everyone wants to know where they can get a copy, right?

You can find NO WORLD TOO BIG anywhere books are sold. 
Here are some quick links:

And, after you get your copy, please remember that reviews are very important for the success of a book. And we want books to be successful because we want publishers to keep making them. Amazon and Goodreads reviews are especially important.

Keila V. Dawson worked as a community organizer, educator, and advocate for children with disabilities before becoming a children’s book author. She writes fiction and nonfiction picture books. She is coeditor of No World Too Big, Young People Fighting Climate Change, and the companion title, No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History. Dawson is the author of Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book, The King Cake Baby and the forthcoming Yumbo Gumbo.

Awards and honors for her books include an International Reading Association Children’s Book Award, a NCSS and NCTE Notable, Kirkus Best Book, Chicago Public Library Best Book, New York Public Library Best Book, Bank Street Best Book, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s Noteworthy Book, a two-time Ohioana finalist, Jane Addams finalist, a 2023 Charlotte Award and 2023-24 Louisiana Readers’ Choice Award nominee.

A New Orleans native, Dawson has also lived and worked in different states across the U.S., and abroad in the Philippines, Japan, and Egypt. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. When she isn’t reading, writing, and visiting schools, she’s traveling, playing tennis, or digging in genealogical archives. Find more about her and her books at www.keiladawson.com

Lindsay H. Metcalf is a journalist-turned-award-winning author of nonfiction picture books: Beatrix Potter, Scientist, a Mighty Girl Best Book of 2020 and Young People’s Literature Award winner from the Friends of American Writers Chicago; Farmers Unite! Planting a Protest for Fair Prices, a Kansas Notable Book, Friends of American Writers honoree, NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and Junior Library Guild selection; and No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, a Kirkus and Chicago Public Library Best Book, Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and NCTE Notable Poetry Book. Lindsay lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, and a menagerie of pets. Learn more at lindsayhmetcalf.com and @lindsayhmetcalf on Twitter and Instagram.

Jeanette Bradley has been an urban planner, an apprentice pastry chef, and the artist-in-residence for a traveling art museum on a train. Now she writes, draws, and makes books for kids. Her books include Something Great;, No Voice Too Small; No World Too Big; Love, Mama; and When the Babies Came to Stay.  Jeanette is co-founder of the Queer Kidlit mentorship program for pre-published authors, a We Need Diverse Books mentor, and  organizer of the We Are ALL Readers festival celebrating diverse children’s literature. She lives in Rhode Island with her wife, kids, and very pampered feline studio assistant.
Learn more about Jeanette and her books at jeanettebradley.com.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Please stop by this weekend for Perfect Picture Book Friday featuring Cathy Ogren’s debut picture book, PEW!: The Stinky And Legen-dairy Gift from Colonel Thomas S. Meacham, which launches on March 15. And then on Saturday, we’ll have a special Board Book Saturday post featuring one of Julie Abery’s newest board books launching March 14, LITTLE WALRUS.

15 thoughts on “Happy Book Birthday: NO WORLD TOO BIG Plus Zoom School Visit or Author Chat Giveaway

  1. Our kids are the people who will continue our efforts to make change in this world. I so hope that includes environmental change because our world always needs their passion and energy to undo that damage done to it.


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