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It's So Difficult

It's So Difficult

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A school day can be so overwhelming: so many people, so many noises, so many things to remember. Grown-ups say it'll get easier with time, but even saying hello is incredibly hard. Thank goodness for comforts like math, for anything that can relax a restless mind. Maybe this time a few words will come out at last...

An empathetic look at anxiety and overstimulation, It's So Difficult follows a child throughout the challenging routines of a single day. Even the smallest step forward can be an enormous triumph.

Author: Raúl Nieto Guridi
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Published: 03/01/2022
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 10.70h x 7.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780802855848
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Foreword 02/27/2022
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022
School Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 86

About the Author
Raúl Nieto Guridi has created many books for children, including The King of Nothing (New York Review Books), A Drop of the Sea (Kids Can), and The Day I Became a Bird (Kids Can). His works have been selected for special mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and for inclusion in the USBBY Outstanding International Books list. It's So Difficult was shaped by Guridi's experiences with students as a secondary school teacher. He lives in Spain.

Lawrence Schimel is an author, anthologist, publisher, and translator of books in both Spanish and English. His works have received many awards, including the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, a PEN Translates Award, and the GLIL Translated YA Book Prize Honor. Lawrence lives in Madrid, Spain, and New York City. Follow him on Twitter @lawrenceschimel.
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