About this Book When the news reports are flooded with tales of hatred and fear, a girl asks her papa what she can do to make the world a better place. “Come with me,” he says. Hand-in-hand, they walk to the subway, tipping their hats to those they meet. The next day, the girl asks her mama what she can do—her mama says, “Come with me,” and together they set out for the grocery, because one person doesn’t represent an entire race or the people of a land. After dinner that night, the little girl asks if she can do something of her own—walk the dog . . . and her parents let her go. “Come with me,” the girl tells the boy across the hall. Walking together, one step at a time, the girl and the boy begin to see that as small and insignificant as their part may seem, it matters to the world.
In this lyrical and timely story, author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaître champion the power of kindness, bravery, and friendship in the face of uncertainty.
Reviews from Around the World Wow...a powerful testament to being brave and helping each other. The world has been a topsy turvy place lately. I don't recognize my country at times. I feel I have traveled back in time and I don't like what I see. But then I read a book like this, and I know there is goodness in the world. There are people just like me, who refuse to live afraid or to allow hate to win. Come with me...we can make this world better together. Beautiful message, lovely book. — Julie, Amazon