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Joyce Wan (The Children's Book Podcast #546)

November 5, 2019


Joyce Wan (@joycewanbooks) shares DREAM BIG. This new board book engages our youngest readers with affirming language to take on the world, and it does so through micro-biographies of women who have done exactly that. As we discuss in our conversation, Joyce used DREAM BIG as a means to help give parents the tools for discussing the lives of these women throughout the world and throughout history. This isn’t just for the benefit of our youngest readers, of course, but also for the adults reading aloud the story and for the big siblings and older listeners who might be within earshot. The 0-3 age is such a sweet spot, and I think this conversation and Joyce’s books help make it easy to see why.


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Highlights Foundation

Storyteller Academy


And to the generous support from our Patrons.





In this dreamy oversized board book, little ones will find the courage and strength to achieve anything they want -- all by dreaming big! With inspiring illustrations of female trailblazers and icons of history and simple, hopeful text, Joyce Wan creates a moving send-off for graduates of all ages. Included in the back is a simple guide to some of the bold dreamers who came before us who followed their dreams . . . and changed the world.


With a tender message of encouragement and hope, this special board book is a gift to be treasured and shared for years to come.


Featuring heartfelt tributes to:

- Rosa Parks

- Junko Tabei

- Frida Kahlo

- Amelia Earhart

- Zaha Hadid

and many more!








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