A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids.
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year. All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.
Praise for All Are Welcome
A New York Times bestseller!
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2019 Best Children’s Books of the Year Bank Street College of Education
2019 Notable Books for a Global Society All Are Welcome
2019 Washington State Book Pick National Book Festival
2019 Finalist for the Washington State Book Award
Winner Washington State Book Award Best Picture Book All Are Welcome
★“Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today’s political climate.”—Kirkus, starred review
“A lively, timely picture book.”—Booklist
“A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again.” —School Library Journal
“Penfold and Kaufman celebrate a school community as a great common ground where families of all kinds connect and share in their children’s educational journey.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!