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  • School Library Journal starred review
  • Publishers Weekly starred review
  • Southern Independent Booksellers Association’s February 2022 Read This Next List
  • Open Book Foundation pick
  • Barnes and Noble Most Anticipated Kids’ Books
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  • Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • KHOU 11 Turn the Page Bedtime Stories
  • TODAY show feature from Isaac Fitzgerald 
  • North Carolina Picture Book Award Nomination 2023
  • Read with Jenna Jr. Summer Reading List on TODAY Show
  • Amazon Best Book of the Year 
  • Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selection
  • Barnes and Noble Top 10 Book of the Year 2022 
  • Amazon Best Book of the Year 2022
  • Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year 2022
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2022
  • Southern Independent Booksellers Association's 2023 Southern Book Prize Finalists
  • The Carle’s book exhibition selection: Dear Reader: Picture Books and Letter Writing
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best List 2022
  • New York Public Library Best Books of 2022

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From debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang comes a glowing tale about the young dreaming big. A perfect story to demonstrate how pride in where we come from can bring a shining confidence.

When Nigel looks up at the moon, his future is bright. He imagines himself as…an astronaut, a dancer, a superhero, too!

Among the stars, he twirls. With pride, his chest swells. And his eyes, they glow. Nigel is the most brilliant body in the sky.

But it’s Career Week at school, and Nigel can’t find the courage to share his dreams. It’s easy to whisper them to the moon, but not to his classmates—especially when he already feels out of place. 

Publication Date: February 15, 2022

Publisher: HarperCollins 

Print ISBN: 9780063056282

Price: $17.99

Praise and Recognition
for Nigel and the Moon

“This story radiates a quiet power. Poetic language paired with bold brushstrokes reveals the magic of the night sky. Nothing is more empowering to children than loving adults telling them to ‘dream big’ and ‘be proud of who you are.’ [A] stirring tale of self-acceptance and parental support.” 
School Library Journal (starred review)
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