Everything in Its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging
Author: Pauline David-Sax
Illustrator: Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
An inspiring and poetic story about reading, libraries, and overcoming social anxiety to find self-acceptance.
I gather the books in my arms, and give them a hug. "Welcome back," I whisper.
Nicky is a shy little girl who feels most at home in the safe space of her school library, and when the library closes for a week, she is forced to face her social anxiety. But when she meets a group of unique, diverse, inspiring women at the diner where her mother works, Nicky realizes that being different doesn’t have to mean being alone, and that there’s a place for everyone.
Book lovers of all ages will find inspiration in this beautiful, poetic love letter to reading - and how it helps us find empathy and connections with the world around us.