Vera Ahiyya has taught Kindergarten and first grade for the last 15 years in Austin, Boston, and Brooklyn. Vera’s online presence is dedicated to influencing other educators by spreading her vast knowledge and love of diverse children’s books. Vera’s unwavering commitment to social justice and diversity is also the focal point of her professional development presentations for other educators. Vera lives in Brooklyn with her husband Lonnell and her dog, Mozi.
Joey Chou is an animation artist and children's book illustrator. He has illustrated the Little Golden Books I'm a Reindeer, 'm a Ballerina, I'm a Unicorn, I'm a Dragon,
and I'm a Narwhal
illustrator site: joeyart.com Instagram: choochoojoey
★ "Ahiyya tunes into her upbeat, proactively compassionate vibe in this story of an introverted kindergartner tenderly guided through an uncertain first day by a teacher devoted to the power of kindness." —Publishers Weekly
, starred review
"Will help alleviate fears and start kids thinking about ways to create their own KINDergartens." —Kirkus Reviews
"A wonderful book to read aloud on the first day of kindergarten so classes could create their own kindness pledge." —School Library Journal