Just One Little Light

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Author Kat Yeh brings young readers a story of hope and resilience. In Just One Little Light, she assures them that even through their darkest hours, there will always be a glimmer of light. No matter how small it is, it will carry them forward, enabling them to see the path that lies in the distance. Despite fear that may be all encompassing, they’ll have these simple words to provide comfort: “One little light cannot light the whole sky… but it is enough to begin.” Even a single spark of illumination can pave the way to new beginnings, one’s once thought impossible.

This is a thoughtful story, crafted with beautiful words of positivity and optimism. Children ages seven to ten who’ve experienced loss, depression, or loneliness, as well as those who know someone who has, will be deeply touched by this book. The illustrations perfectly capture the message Yeh is sending: that during the most difficult times of one’s life, there is unquestionably still hope. To convey this, the beginning pages are brushed with black and grey with only a few contrasting, lighter colors, while the latter ones feature bright, pastel hues, symbolizing life and promise.

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Author Kat Yeh, Isabelle Arsenault
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 06-Jun-2023
ISBN 9780063094963 Buy this Book
Issue September 2023
Category Children's