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Small Things

A boy struggles to fit in at a new school in this wordless story with a big message about childhood anxiety and the power of kindness and acceptance. Realistic and intense black, white, and grayscale illustrations tell the story in alternating multipanel and full-page spreads. They depict the insidious nature of worry; it creeps in and eats away at confidence and happiness until the boy at the center begins to recognize and cope with the demons in himself and others.

Reviewed by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

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