Plucky activist Rocket returns in another inspiring picture book, rallying her community to SPEAK UP! to save their town library.
When Rocket finds out that her town's library is closing, she knows something must be done. Inspired by the activism of Rosa Parks, Rocket rallies support from her peers, and together they lead a peaceful protest that spreads awareness and raises enough money to save their beloved library.
Perfect for fans of Rocket Says Look Up!, Rocket Says Clean Up!, and Ada Twist, Scientist, this book is for any youngster—and parent—interested in community activism. Rocket Says Speak Up! will inspire readers of all ages to take a stand for what they believe in and will teach them that one small person can make a BIG difference.
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola's Rocket Says Look Up! was honored as a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book!
Series Overview: A 3-book series of STEAM-focused adventures: ROCKET SAYS LOOK UP! (Summer 2019); ROCKET SAYS CLEAN UP! (Fall 2020); ROCKET SAYS SPEAK UP! (Summer 2023).ROCKET SAYS LOOK UP was the 2020 Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner in the UK!
From the author and illustrator:
"My inspiration for creating this book came primarily from one of my nieces. Her energy and curiosity is the driving force behind the design of the book's lead character, Rocket.
I wanted to bring to life a character whose energy and enthusiasm for life was tangible enough to burst out of the pages of the book she's printed in. I think this book is important because there are very few characters like Rocket in the picture book world right now. Her appeal transcends both gender and ethnicity in that regardless of what background you hail from, her energy will have you captivated and fully engaged.
She embodies the idea of possibility and optimism, two things the world can never have enough of!" --Dapo Adeola, illustrator of ROCKET SAYS LOOK UP!
Ages 3 to 7.