Smile, Sophia

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Feiwel & Friends
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10.45 X 10.29 X 0.41 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author
Skylaar Amann is the author-illustrator of Lloyd Finds His Whalesong. She specializes in children's and science-themed illustration and is an affiliated artist with the Climate Science Alliance. In addition to writing books, Skylaar works as an illustrator, editor, and occasional mentor. She lives in Oregon.

"The book gives full respect to Sophia's refusal to perform an emotion.... Body language and facial expressions are skillfully deployed, with Sophia's classmates and teachers' loose energy contrasting with her arms-crossed awkwardness at school, while power poses and wide-eyed wonder easily convey the strength and joy she feels at the dig site." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

"Boldly colored illustrations bring rich visuals to the story. Although the idea that children should be honest about their feelings is completely gender neutral, the adult topic of gender-based harassment, nodding to the "Stop Telling Women to Smile" movement, is handled with perfect age-appropriateness." -- School Library Journal

" Sophia doesn't feel the need to fake emotions for the benefit of others, and she delivers a self-assured clapback to the constant commands to put on a happy face... An empowering picture book about being true to yourself." -- Booklist Digital