Spring 2022

Dearest One

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Inspirational words of wisdom passed down from older generations to the young.

Imagine the words your grandmother might say if she wrote you a letter. Perhaps she would encourage you to embrace the rain, or shine your light for all to see. Perhaps she would remind you to take up space and choose your path, knowing that whichever path you take will be the right one because it’s yours. Perhaps she would tell you you are loved. Perhaps she would start the letter, “Dearest One”.

A gorgeous keepsake for a growing child, this gentle tale will help little ones everywhere navigate the joys and sorrows of childhood with positivity, strength, and love.

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978-1-913747-80-0
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978-1-913747-82-4
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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV039140, JUV074000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10.125 x 10.125
Lexile 560
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Arielle Dance

Arielle Dance, PhD, is a Black queer advocate for invisible illnesses currently residing in New Jersey. Through her writing and advocacy, Arielle helps promote disability visibility, recognize inclusive family structures, and navigate grief and loss.

Illustrator: Jenny Duke

After working in schools and museums, Jenny Duke picked up her sketchbooks and followed her dream. She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and has participated twice in the Bologna Ragazzi Illustrators' Exhibition in Italy.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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