Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes
Go Show the World is a picture book that highlights thirteen indigenous heroes: athletes, an astronaut, a writer, doctors, leaders. Some are as famous, like Sacagawea and Crazy Horse, but others are less commonly known. I like the variety of individuals included. The illustrations are beautiful portraits with faces full of expression.
The text is written in rhyme, which I think is limiting. Not as much information can be included about each person, and the meter makes it challenging to read the book out loud. This is disappointing because it could have been a great library storytime book otherwise. The author includes more in-depth biographical information at the end of the book, but it would have been nice to have a little more detail alongside the illustrations. I learned a lot reading the biographies in the back.
I like the overall message of the book. The author wants readers to be inspired by his heroes and to see all the possibilities for themselves. The text repeats, “You’re a person who matters.” This is an important book that would be great to see in school libraries everywhere.
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|Author||Wab Kinew • Joe Morse, Illustrator|
|Page Count||40 pages|
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