Sincerely, Emerson: A Girl, Her Letter, and the Helpers All Around Us

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Eleven-year-old Emerson (Em) has a passion for writing. She pours her heart into her letters. She shares her favorite songs and jokes and adds an array of beautiful colors and pictures. She even decorates the envelopes before they find their way to a network of people.

One day, Em decides to write to the person who has carried so many of her letters. In her note, she expresses gratitude for all he does to keep the world connected. Her thoughtfulness touches him deeply, so much that he tells others about her kindness. His friends and colleagues reach out to Em, as do many of those she’s written to over the months. She begins to realize how much a simple, mindful act can impact the life of another.

This is an inspiring account of a young girl transforming the lives of those around her through writing. She’s grateful for the determination of everyday workers – mail carriers, grocery clerks, and farmers, to name just a few – who serve their communities, and she wants them to know that. She hopes others will join her quest to spread compassion around the globe and reach out to others.

This book deserves a spot in every elementary school library. It will likely touch the hearts of young children and empower them to act. They’ll be mesmerized by the gorgeous, life-like illustrations that bring the story to life.

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Author Emerson Weber, illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 2020-Dec-08
ISBN 9780063066960 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Children's