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ABC, Rise Up and Be!

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32 pages • 8 in x 10 in • Ideal for kids 4-8 years old
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In a world where you can be anything, be . . .

Accepting: A rising leaf doesn't cause others to fall. Beauty comes from harmony.

Big-hearted: A big heart embraces life and all of its beauty and marvels.

Courageous: Courage is a whisper from the inside that says, "You can do this!"


In this empowering alphabet to inspire kids to become their best selves, readers will discover traits like humblejustmindfulpersistent, and twenty-two other character-building words with thought-provoking advice designed to empower and encourage. Each page includes an adorable illustration of kids with famous heroes who have exemplified each of these traits: kind like Mother Teresa, generous like Clara Barton, encouraging like Anne Frank, respectful like the Dalai Lama, and more!

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Behind the Box
Annemarie Riley Guertin

Annemarie Riley Guertin is the author of several books for children, including How the Finch Got His Colors (Familius, 2018) and Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves (Familius, 2019). Annemarie graduated from Wheelock College and Fitchburg State University, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education (summa cum laude). Annemarie works as a High School Early Education CTE teacher in Methuen, MA. She lives in Haverhill, MA, with her husband Michael and their two children.

Sandie Sonke

Sandie is a Southern California native and a Cal State University Fullerton grad with a degree in studio art. She is a freelance illustrator, wife, and mom to two sweet and silly kids who inspire her daily.