Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by author Stacey Abrams and illustrator Kitt Thomas

Reading Age: 4 – 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: December 28, 2021

In this picture book, young Stacey occupies her time by learning about different words. Her drive to read, spell and pronounce words attracts Stacey’s teacher’s attention. Stacey is surprised when her teacher invites her to participate in a spelling bee but she is shocked when she learns that a school bully will also be one of the contestants. Readers and listeners will sit on the edge of their seats waiting to find out who will win the spelling bee. My Book Eyes cherishes illustrations of a supportive mother. Illustrations show diverse characters. The message that life has its ups and downs but perseverance is key is encouraging.

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