Stacey’s Extraordinary Words

by Stacey Abrams

On Sale: 12/28/2021

Stacey’s Extraordinary Words

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Stacey’s Extraordinary Words

by Stacey Abrams

illustrated by Kitt Thomas

On Sale: 12/28/2021


About the Book

The debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams is an inspiring tale of determination, based on her own childhood. 

Stacey is a little girl who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard. 

But when her teacher chooses her to compete in the local spelling bee, she isn’t as excited as she thought she’d be. What if she messes up? Or worse, if she can’t bring herself to speak up, like sometimes happens when facing bullies at school? 

Stacey will learn that win or lose . . . her words are powerful, and sometimes perseverance is the most important word of all. 

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Critical Praise

“Abrams shares her love of words in this picture book drawn from a childhood memory…. Using clever layouts and eye-catching fonts, this book will draw in readers to the many words that fascinated the author…. A great addition for collections looking for stories about current political figures, as well as story time with a biography emphasis.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“With warmth and candor, politician and voting rights activist Abrams tells a fictionalized story of her first spelling bee, emphasizing the value of education, of focusing on effort over result, and of standing up to bullying. In competition, Abrams reminds readers, victory can take years to arrive—and integrity and courtesy are always more important.” - Publishers Weekly


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063209473
  • ISBN 10: 0063209470
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 12/28/2021
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / United States
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying

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