Only ONE person makes Violet’s heart skip!
Of all the kids in Violet’s class, only one leaves Violet speechless: Mira, the girl with the cheery laugh, who races like the wind. If only they could adventure together! But every time Mira comes near, Violet goes shy. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Violet is determined to show Mira just how special she is.
Charlene Chua’s luminous watercolors bring to life this tender #LGBTQ+ picture book about friendship, love, and the courage it takes to share your heart–even when it’s pounding!
♥ LOVE, VIOLET TRAILER
♥ DEAR READERS! From the Author of LOVE, VIOLET
♥ VIDEO FEATURE: LOVE, VIOET: A Valentine for You (7:27)
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First, pre-order from Red Balloon Bookshop by Jan. 9 or The Twig by Jan, 15, 2022. (Both stores are hosting BOOK LAUNCHES!) Add instructions in the comments (2 books, “To Mira” and “To Violet”)
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Watch for a very special valentine to arrive!
(Need baby, graduation, or teacher gifts? Bookplates are available on orders of The Amazing Idea of You, too!)
(Bookplate art by Corner Croft)
(Image of double rainbow in lavender sky over evergreen trees)
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While the world is improving for the LGBTQIAP2+ community, in too many places it is as dangerous as ever. If you were moved by Love, Violet, please consider contributing to an organization that supports rainbow kids. Or buy Love, Violet for a child, library, or community group that you know needs it. Thanks for making this world a more loving and safe place!
The Future Perfect Project
~ supporting Q+ young people through the arts
Pride and Less Prejudice
~ gifting LGBTQ+ books to classrooms (including Love, Violet!)
Somos Familia Valle
~ San Fernando Valley, supporting/ run by Q+ families of color and immigrants
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation
~ supporting transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex youth
The Trevor Project
~ providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for Q+ young people
Thrive Youth Center
~ providing housing, support, and resources for Q+ young adults in San Antonio, TX
We Need Diverse Books
~ distributing diverse books to kids, supporting diverse creatives, and more
Spider Lake, Wisconsin, 2013
(Sunset over tree line and snowy field, lavender light on snow, footprints forming a heart)
* STARRED REVIEW
The book’s text is action-packed and heartfelt, capturing the juddering rhythms of Violet’s nervousness, and the watercolor illustrations are suffused with emotion, detail, and movement. The gentle, child-friendly romance at the heart of the story is a perfect celebration of courage and queerness, and earnest, awkward Violet is a protagonist every reader will root for. […] A sweetly empathetic, child-friendly girl-girl romance.
~ Kirkus Reviews
* STARRED REVIEW
Valentine’s Day brings a shy child named Violet the chance to connect with her crush, Mira, in Sullivan Wild’s uplifting wintry tale. […] For Valentine’s, though, Violet resolves to share her feelings, signing her DIY card to Mira, “Love, Violet,” but upon seeing Mira, resplendent in the snow, Violet is overcome with insecurity. Despair sets in, until Violet considers the possibility that Mira might reciprocate her feelings, and a race through the snow—choreographically captured with dancelike grace in Chua’s simple, light-filled watercolors—brings the duo together at last, making the holiday one of joyful acceptance. Ages 4–8.
~ Publisher’s Weekly, Featured Reviews
“This heartwarming story will be relatable to ANYONE who recalls the feeling of crushing hard on someone in elementary school and hoping (hoping!) they will reciprocate. But I think it’ll be especially meaningful for all you girls who loved girls. And boys who loved boys. And anyone happy to see more (and younger) LGBTQ representation – which should be all of us. This is… just a wonderfully relatable book about being in love.”
~ Alison Morris, Senior Director of Title Selection, First Book
“The sensitive third-person narrative details Violet’s thoughts and emotions throughout the story and reveals Mira’s in the happy ending. Capturing the girls’ distinct personalities, the illustrations glow with warm, delicate colors…An appealing picture book for reading aloud, particularly in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day.”
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