Be a Bridge

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$19.99  $18.59
Carolrhoda Books (R)
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10.0 X 10.0 X 0.25 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

Irene Latham is the author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming works of poetry, fiction, and picture books. Her work includes Charlotte Huck Honor Book and ALA Notable Children's Book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship (co-written with Charles Waters) and the Caldecott Honor Book The Cat Man of Aleppo(co-written by Karim Shamsi-Basha). In 2016 she won the ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award. Visit her at
Charles Waters is a children's poet, actor, and co-author of Charlotte Huck Honor Book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. His poems have appeared in various anthologies including One Minute Till Bedtime and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. Charles performs his one-person show as well as conducts poetry performance and writing workshops for elementary and middle school audiences. He lives in Georgia.

Nabila Adani lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, and enjoys illustrating different cultures around the world. She originally studied industrial product design at Bandung Institute of Technology, earned her degree in 2013, and found her way into illustration later in life. She is the illustrator of Be a Bridge, Bedtime for Maziks, Not Now, Noor!, and other picture books.


"[A] great book to start the school year, to help create rules for the classroom, or to start discussions about connecting to others."--Children's Literature

-- (10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Latham and Waters reteam for this rhyming exploration of how children can learn to be a "bridge," building key connections through kindness."--Publishers Weekly

-- (8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"A charming and welcome read bound to help cultivate a kinder next generation."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (6/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)