Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN: 9781913074609 Category:

You Can!

Alexandra Strick, Steve Antony

Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN: 9781913074609 Category:




“A joyous ode to inclusion, realised in the most delightful, uplifting way.” – Cerrie Burnell

YOU CAN…be brave, challenge yourself, overcome your fears, be kind, be brilliant…be YOU!

Come on an amazing journey with 14 children as they grow from birth to 18 years old, learning new skills, exploring new worlds, standing up for their own and others’ rights – and following their dreams.

Created with real children, who sent messages of empathy, reassurance and hope, You Can! will inspire young people of all ages to be empowered and believe in themselves.

This is a ground-breaking book from author and co-founder of Inclusive Minds, Alexandra Strick, with an astonishing, visual narrative by international picture book star, Steve Antony.

Publisher Review

"A joyous ode to inclusion, realised in the most delightful, uplifting way." -- Cerrie Burnell "A masterclass in empowering young readers to believe in themselves." -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * "Based on real children's own voices and messages, You Can is a fabulously inclusive picture book that reminds all children that they are valued individuals with a bright future. Steve Antony's marvellous illustration is full of action and emotion." * BookTrust Bookmark: Book of the Month * "Joyful from start to finish and bursting with the most wonderful illustrations. There is so much to discuss and explore! There is so much to notice - so many stories to tell. I shared the book with our Y6 children and they were completely captivated...The book ends with a lovely note about the young contributors with their pictures and a link to Inclusive Minds, co-founded by author, Alexandra Strick. A complete joy!" * North Somerset Teachers' Book Award Blog * "Hugely empowering and inspiring, this a book that needs to be in every home and classroom. Children and adults will love the gentle humour and playfulness in Steve's illustrations: each spread deserves close study." * Red Reading Hub: Picture Book of the Day * "If you haven't yet read You Can buy a copy today. It is absolutely brilliant. A positive, life affirming book full of empathy. It knocked my socks off and I can't find the words to say just how much I love it." -- Annie Everall OBE * via Twitter * "How lovely to have a reading of You Can! the new inclusive dreamy picture book. And what an amazing example of how to bring children's voices directly to the page." * Letterbox Library * "It's such a gorgeous book. So empowering! I really hope it flies, it should be in every bookshelf!" -- AM Dassu * Inclusive Minds * "Make no mistake, this is an utterly ground-breaking read. A truly uplifting and inclusive read with a real and thoughtful substance behind the concept. A picture book that puts the child well and truly at the heart of the story and one which includes ALL children irrespective of background, ability, faith or colour." * Bookgiftblogger *

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