Today I want to share a book that really captures what Mutually Inclusive is all about! We Are All Under One Wide Sky by Deborah Wiles is a beautiful picture book celebrating the diversity of the world we all live in.
This is a counting book consisting of a poem that counts up to ten, and back down again – reminding young readers of the one wide sky we are all under throughout. Fostering conversations about both mathematics and diversity, We Are All Under One Sky would make for a great read-aloud.
The poetic text is paired perfectly with fantastic illustrations by Andrea Stegmaier, capturing a diverse group of children who live all around the world. The illustrations really highlight the things we all share, no matter what part of the globe we inhabit – joy, friends, family, and of course the same wide sky.
We Are All Under One Wide Sky releases next week (June 15, 2021), but you can preorder your copy today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)
Deborah Wiles is the author of several books for young readers and a two-time National Book Award finalist. She is from Mobile, Alabama (my hometown!), but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about her and her work, please visit her website at deborahwiles.com.
Andrea Steigmaier is an illustrator and architect with a passion for children’s books based in Stuttgart, Germany. Please visit her website at andreastegmaier.com.
Many thanks to Sounds True for sending me a review copy of this beautiful book. I’m so thrilled to share it with everyone!