Remember (HC)

SKU: 9780593484845

Joy Harjo
Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, One Two, Three, Four
Book Type:
Hard cover
Random House Studio
Copyright Date:

Sale price$25.99


Written by Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) and the author of nine poetry collections and two memoirs, including Poet Warrior. Joy Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2019-2022. Her many honours also include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Illustrator Michaela Goade is a member of the Tlingit Nation and grew up in her Ancestral homelands along the southeast coast of Alaska. She is a Caldecott Medalist and is the illustrator of a number of award-winning and bestselling books, including We Are Water Protectors Carole Lindstrom and I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner.

Joy Harjo’s iconic poem "Remember," with illustrations by Michaela Goade, invites young readers to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world around them, and to remember the importance of their place in it.

Remember the sky you were born under,
Know each of the star's stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun's birth at dawn,
That is the strongest point of time.

So begins the picture book adaptation of the renowned poem that encourages young readers to reflect on family, nature, and their heritage. In simple and direct language, Harjo, urges readers to pay close attention to who they are, the world they were born into, and how all inhabitants on earth are connected. Michaela Goade, drawing from her Tlingit culture, has created vivid illustrations that make the words come alive in an engaging and accessible way.

This timeless poem paired with magnificent paintings makes for a picture book that is a true celebration of life and our human role within it.

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