Bound To Stay Bound

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 I have a queston
 Author: Arnold, Andrew

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2023)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 070310 ISBN: 9781250838247
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Curiosity -- Fiction
 Worry -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction

Price: $23.28

For Stevie, speaking up in class can be scary. So when Ms. Gail asks, "Are there any questions?," Stevie looks around the classroom, hoping someone will raise their hand. No one has a single question. Except Stevie.

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (11/01/22)
   Booklist (01/01/23)
 The Hornbook (00/01/23)

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Booklist - 01/01/2023 When the teacher asks if anyone has any questions about metamorphosis, a student looks around and realizes they seem to be the only one. But what if their question is dumb? What if everyone laughs? What if they have to move to another school because of the embarrassment but their silly-question reputation follows them, so they have no choice but to move to outer space?!?! When the child bravely raises a quivering hand despite their fear, it turns out that everyone else has questions, too. This book gently encourages empathy for children with question anxiety in a social setting. The inclusiveness spills into the thoughtful illustrations, from the nonbinary lead and queer-presenting teacher to the multiracial cast of classmates, giving room for a variety of readers to see themselves in this scenario. The artwork is minimal and the colors are muted, directing most of the attention to the speech and thought bubbles and occasional graphic novel-style panels. And while the story is brief, it's a celebratory tale of a butterfly emerging from its anxiety cocoon. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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