This Small Blue Dot
In W.W. Norton's This Small Blue Dot, a little girl explores fascinating facts about planet Earth. Conveying a powerful message of hope, connection and empowerment, the central character explains the world to her baby sister—including small wonders, big lessons and everything in between, all while contemplating the nature of "this small blue dot" we live on. Hailing from a multicultural background, author and illustrator Zeno Sworder wrote this story when his daughter could not find picture books with characters who looked like her. His narrator offers her opinions on a number of topics, including nature and the environment, embracing differences and the power of imagination. Vibrant illustrations recall childhood memories for adults while helping children explore who we are, where we come from and where our dreams may take us.