Stacey Speaks Up

by Stacey Abrams

On Sale: 09/24/2024

Stacey Speaks Up

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Stacey Speaks Up

by Stacey Abrams

illustrated by Kitt Thomas

On Sale: 09/24/2024


About the Book

The third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling and NAACP Image Award–winning Stacey’s Stories picture book series, from Stacey Abrams and artist Kitt Thomas.

Stacey and her friends can’t wait for lunchtime on Friday, also known as TacoPizza FryDay!

But when Stacey discovers that some of her classmates can't afford to eat lunch, she loses her appetite. She knows she has to do something . . . but what can a kid do?

Plenty, as it turns out! With the help of their community, Stacey and her friends devise a plan to make their voices heard.

Inspired by Stacey Abrams’s legacy of grassroots activism and advocacy, this is a story about how everyone has the power to make a difference. 

Critical Praise

Praise for STACEY'S REMARKABLE BOOKS: "A worthy message delivered with a generous dose of inclusivity." — Kirkus Reviews

"This is a lovely ode to books, libraries, and friendships; one every book-lover will adore, no matter their age." — Book Riot

"A beautiful addition to your child’s book collection." — The Root

"In this powerful endorsement for reading, back matter includes a list of books exploring multicultural themes to help kids grow and identify their own dreams. Digital illustrations are vibrant and joyful, showing children actively engaged in making friends and learning. Another positive message about the joy of words." — Booklist Online

"A book that celebrates the power of stories and libraries to forge a more inclusive society." — School Library Journal

Praise for STACEY'S EXTRAORDINARY WORDS: “Abrams shares her love of words in this picture book drawn from a childhood memory. Readers will see the beginnings of a lifelong fascination with words, as well as the passion for fighting for others. 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)

“Charming and powerful.” — Booklist

“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

“This engaging, edifying, delightfully nerdy childhood retrospective from one of today’s inspirational leaders speaks volumes.” — Kirkus Reviews


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063271876
  • ISBN 10: 0063271877
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/24/2024
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION: Social Themes / Activism & Social Justice
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Politics & Government
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

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