Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books Ages 6-8 (2021)When Ms. Underwood asks if anyone wants to help Kyle, Zahra always volunteers. She loves spending time with Kyle--he's creative and generous, and he makes the funniest jokes at lunch. But when Zahra's other classmates start teasing her for helping him, she starts making choices she regrets.
I Can Help is a gentle, sensitive portrayal of reaching out, facing peer pressure, and learning from past mistakes. With thoughtful storytelling and poignant illustrations, this book will open discussions about choosing kindness in the classroom and beyond.
Author: Reem Faruqi
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 11.10h x 8.50w x 0.47d
Audience: Ages 4-8
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About the Author
Reem Faruqi based I Can Help on a similar experience from her childhood. She is also the author of Lailah's Lunchbox (Tilbury) and the upcoming Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House) and Unsettled (HarperCollins). Lailah's Lunchbox, her debut, was named an ALA Notable Book and received many other honors. Reem lives in Georgia. Visit her website at reemfaruqi.com or follow her on Twitter @ReemFaruqi.