One girl. One spark. Faint and fading in the dark. Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low.
Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She shares what she learns with her class, and the spark grows. The girl is then moved to write her own story, which she shares with girls around the globe, and it ignites a spark in them, lighting up the whole world. This heartwarming and moving narrative shows how books and education can inspire change and how one child can make a huge difference.
Andrea Beaty is the author of the bestselling Questioneers series, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago.
Dow Phumiruk is a children’s book illustrator and the winner of the SCBWI OnTheVerge Emerging Voices Award. She lives in Colorado with her husband and pets.