One Word from Sophia
Atheneum Books for Young readers
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.
Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; interracial family; mixed race; skin color; biracial child
Black (African American) / White
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages 5 to 9
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
interpersonal communication; giraffe; birthdays; negotiation; manners and customs; speeches; cost analysis; poll
Averbeck, Jim, "One Word from Sophia" (2015). DIVerse Families. 741.