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Keep your head up

by King Neil, Aliya, 1973-

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 21 copies
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Summary
Teach little ones that it's okay to have a bad day in this brightly illustrated, gently affirmative picture book about keeping our heads up and letting things pass.

When a child wakes up late one day, it's only the first in a series of things to go terribly awry. But the people around them show them that what's important is being kind to yourself and getting through rough days. Because, after all, tomorrow is a fresh start.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A Black boy attempts to stay positive on a crummy Monday in this well-paced picture book. Employing an accessible first-person narration ("I walk to school with my head up/ even though I feel a little scrunchy./ It can still be a good day./ Any day can be good if you try"), King Neil follows D. through his bad day: after waking up late, he discovers his sister has used his sparkly toothpaste for slime ("Toothpaste doesn't even go in slime"), he can't play kickball because he doesn't have his gym uniform, and various mishaps and disappointments follow. D. attempts to work through his "scrunchy" feelings throughout the day, but eventually, mounting distress leads to a meltdown ("A meltdown is when you want to keep your head up, but it won't stay"). A meeting with Miss King, the school's kind Black principal, helps reframe the day. Palmer's expressive acrylic paintings offer lush, vibrantly multilayered spreads that center D.'s emotions, showing a darkening storm cloud overhead. As the child's principal and parents show him grace in a realistically nuanced ending, the resonant narrative gently encourages patience and compassion for readers doing their best to keep their own heads up. Ages 4--8. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects African American boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Mood (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Mood (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
African American boys -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Contributors Palmer, Charly, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8; Grades K-1.
Language English
Notes "A Denene Millner book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781534480407
1534480404
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