When Ms. Underwood asks if anyone wants to help Kyle, Zahra always volunteers. She loves spending time with Kyle—he’s creative and generous, and he makes the funniest jokes at lunch. But when Zahra’s other classmates start teasing her for helping him, she starts making choices she regrets.
I Can Help is a gentle, sensitive portrayal of reaching out, facing peer pressure, and learning from past mistakes. With thoughtful storytelling and poignant illustrations, this book will open discussions about choosing kindness in the classroom and beyond.
About The Author
Reem Faruqi is an award-winning author who enjoys writing lyrical stories that reflect her own experiences. Reem used to teach second grade and her favorite time was Read Aloud time. Now, her favorite time at home is reading with her daughters. Of Pakistani origin, she moved to Peachtree City, Georgia, from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, when she was 13 years old. Reem based her first award-winning children's book "Lailah's Lunchbox" on her own experiences as a young Muslim girl immigrating to the United States. Reem has 3 books projected for 2021: UNSETTLED (HarperCollins), AMIRA'S PICTURE DAY (Holiday House), and I CAN HELP (Eerdmans). Reem Faruqi loves to doodle, write, and take photos. Check out her photoblog at www.ReemFaruqi.com! Currently, she lives with her husband and daughters in Atlanta.
Age Range: 4-8 years Grade Level: 1 - 2 Hardcover: 44 pages Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Language: English Author: Reem Faruqi ISBN:
8.5 x 0.47 x 11.1 inches