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We Move the World

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From debut author Kari Lavelle and rising star illustrator Nabi H. Ali comes an inspiring and empowering picture book about the small things kids do that have the potential to change the world!

Meet some of the world’s most beloved movers, shakers, scientists, activists, dreamers and doers—in this inspirational book by debut author Kari Lavelle, who gently reminds us that before folks like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Misty Copeland were activists and trailblazers, they spoke their first words, took their first steps, and dreamed about the future.

We Move the World introduces these folks and more from the past and present as models for what every childhood first can lead to. From first steps to solving puzzles and learning the alphabet, all the small things are only the beginning. They can lead to future activism and innovation that just might change the world!

With Nabi H. Ali’s vibrant illustrations, which introduce memorable moments from history, We Move the World is a picture book that gives the youngest movers and shakers a chance to see how much is possible just because of the things they already do. The book includes robust backmatter that gives further context on each figure and historical moment, including the most recent COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Authors

Kari Lavelle hopes to inspire this generation of readers to move the world! She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Dudley. This is her first picture book.

Nabi H. Ali is a Tamil-American illustrator based in Orange County, California. He is passionate about being a voice for representation in children's media. His hobbies include painting, reading poetry, and studying South Asian history.

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