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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

All Are Welcome Blog Tour

All Are Welcome 
By Alexandra Penfold 
Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman 
July 10, 2018 
Alfred A. Knopf 
Source: from pub 

A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. 

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yamulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year. 

All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school. 

Praise for All Are Welcome 

"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate."--Kirkus, Starred review  "A lively, timely picture book."--Booklist 

In Alexandra Penfold's picture book, All Are Welcome, readers follow a diverse group of school children as they learn, eat, and play side-by-side in a world where all are welcome. 

All Are Welcome is such a charming and timely celebration of diversity and inclusivity! Through sweet, fun rhymes Penfold creates a heartwarming and positive atmosphere and message of love, respect, and kindness. From the clothes the young characters wear to the things they eat, traditions they follow, religions they practice, families they come from, and more, Penfold beautifully shows that people and families come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.  

Kaufman's lively and colorful illustrations perfectly capture Penfold's story and message. There is so much wonderful diversity represented in these illustrations, including children of various religions and cultures, children who are differently abled, and children from LGBTQ families. 

All Are Welcome is the exact kind of picture book, so full of love and diversity, that the world needs right now! 

5/5 Cupcakes

Alexandra Penfold is the author of Eat, Sleep, Poop and The Littlest Viking.  She lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn, where she is a literary agent at Upstart Crow. Learn more about Alex at or on Twitter @AgentPenfold. 

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