All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome

by Alexandra Penfold Illustrations by Suzanne Kaufman


Curator Reviews

Misty Copeland

Penfold’s story is a somewhat more aspirational version of Muhammed’s The Proudest Blue. In Penfold’s story a diverse set of children move through their day awash in inclusivity and open-mindedness. Brightly illustrated, the story zips along in tight rhyme with the title -- all are welcome here -- serving as a comforting refrain. For example, “Time for lunch—what a spread! / A dozen different kinds of bread. / Pass it around till everyone’s fed. / All are welcome here.”

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