One Word from Sophia
Atheneum Books for Young readers
Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; interracial family; mixed race; skin color; biracial child
Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this story about the nuances of negotiation. Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad ... and Grand-mama. Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise? Turns out, all it takes is one word.
African American / White
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Bell Picture Book Awards, 2016, Nominee; Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2017, Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader
interpersonal communication; families; giraffe; birthdays; negotiation; manners and customs; family life
Averbeck, Jim, "One Word from Sophia" (2015). DIVerse Families. 741.