Back of Book:
When her gym class must face the school rock-climbing wall, Tanisha is discouraged. Her muscles are weak, and she knows she’ll never reach the top like Cayla.
But maybe strength is about more than just muscles.
With help from her family, Tanisha learns that by showing up, speaking up, and not giving up, she can be strong, too. And that people are the strongest when they work together and trust each other.
I received a copy of this book from Macmillian Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill have once again created a beautiful story about the importance of connecting with emotions. Be Strong follows Tanisha as she considers what it means to be strong. She focuses on the important people in her life, and how they show strength in everyday events. In observing her family and friends, Tanisha realizes that small steps can make a big difference. The first-person narrative allows readers to connect with Tanisha and the decisions that she makes. The illustrations by Jen Hill, are done in a mix of bright and muted colors that matches the tone of the book. This book is the perfect inspiration to take steps (even small steps) toward being stronger and never giving up.
Ages 5 and up