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The Together Tree

Wow, what an incredible book! The more I read it, the more I reflect on it and appreciate it and my heart is just melting by the end! Genre: Picture Book Ages: 4-8 Author: Aisha Saeed Illustrator: LeUyen Pham Publisher: Salaam Reads/ Simon Kids PREORDER before the May 30th release date. Rumi has moved to a new school from San Francisco. He misses his friends and life, and it doesn’t help when one of the kids, Asher starts making fun of him. But when an incident goes too far, other kids step up to see how Rumi is feeling and Asher feels horrible for what he did. But under the together tree, Rumi takes a leaf of forgiveness to give to Asher, And they all build a beautiful world out of sand together❤️ Ahhhh can you tell I am in love! The sweet beautiful sparse text just goes hand in hand with the soft gentle colors of the art to deliver a gorgeous soft message about kindness and inclusivity, a message of acting against bullying, of making friends, and of forgiveness and unity. The art was truly absolutely mesmerizing! The colors disappeared when the bad incident happened- and Asher became washed out when he was feeling guilty-showing that true color is when kindness and friendship is infused in the world. The drawings and tree art everywhere also made me smile and appreciate every little intricate detail. Truly a gorgeous book and one that I hope will win awards!❤️ #thetogethertree #aishasaeed #inclusivebooks#booksaboutkindness #diversepicturebooks

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