Back of Book:
It’s a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus).
I Will Be Fierce is a wonderful story by debut author Bea Birdsong. It follows a young girl as she journeys through the first day of school. The first person narration allows readers to connect with the young girl’s strength and kindness. I love all the ways that I can use this story for social and emotional learning. It touches on confidence, kindness, social pressure and staying true to oneself. The illustrations by Nadhi Chanani are beautiful and bring the girl into full focus. This book is a great addition to the first week of school.
Ages 5 and up