As we head into February, Black History Month & Aspenne's birth month - we decided it would be a great time to feature some of the great titles we're reading!
On Day 10, we're reading:
Zorah and the Very Big Question by Deborah Mortimer, illustrated by Stephanie Hider
When Zorah's teacher asks the class what they want to be when they grow up, Zorah realizes that she doesn’t have a clue. In fact, Zorah thinks the more important question is, what CAN she be? Follow Zorah on her journey to discover all the things she can be, from a lawyer or scientist to a ballerina or even president of the United States! Parents and children of all ages will be inspired by this tale’s message of girl power and the importance of representation.
Oh how we love Zorah!! She is inquisitive, thoughtful and has a village who provides much to aspire to be, plus (and of much importance to me) she’s a young black girl. Aspenne's library is full of books with black characters and Zorah’s story does not disappoint. I'm looking forward to the days that Aspenne has to answer this very big question for school! I hope it's asked more than once too, because we all know how our career goals change depending on your age and influence. In our family, there's so much influence and I'm looking forward to how Aspenne grasps onto different careers of family members and career opportunities she might recognize in our community!
Bonus, we had the opportunity to chat with Deborah Mortimer, the author of Zorah and the Very Big Question. She actually interview us about our book, Down South for the Summer! Check out the video on Instagram at @leapforwardbooks.