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Dearest One

Dearest One
Arielle Dance By (author)
Jenny Duke Illustrated by

Lantana Publishing

Limited ***

10.5 X 10.5 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural


Inspirational words of wisdom passed down from older generations to the young.

Imagine the words your grandmother might say if she wrote you a letter. Perhaps she would encourage you to embrace the rain, or shine your light for all to see. Perhaps she would remind you to take up space and choose your path, knowing that whichever path you take will be the right one because it’s yours. Perhaps she would tell you you are loved. Perhaps she would start the letter, "Dearest One".

A gorgeous keepsake for a growing child, this gentle tale will help little ones everywhere navigate the joys and sorrows of childhood with positivity, strength, and love.

Author Bio

Arielle Dance, PhD, is a Black queer advocate for invisible illnesses currently residing in New Jersey. Through her writing and advocacy, Arielle helps promote disability visibility, recognize inclusive family structures, and navigate grief and loss.
After working in schools and museums, Jenny Duke picked up her sketchbooks and followed her dream. She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and has participated twice in the Bologna Ragazzi Illustrators' Exhibition in Italy.