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Together We Grow

Together We Grow

When you’ve got a very full writing career focused on award-winning novels, and suddenly you write your first picture book, and that picture book gets FOUR STARRED REVIEWS, it’s gotta feel really good.

When that picture book comes out in the third month of a worldwide pandemic, it’s not as great.

So I am DOUBLY excited to be announcing Susan Vaught’s second picture book is a companion to her first picture book, so readers will have a whole new opportunity to discover her work for younger kids! Coming in 2023: TOMORROW WE BUILD, a companion to the gorgeous TOGETHER WE GROW, illustrated again by Kelly Murphy, and published again by Paula Wiseman Books at Simon & Schuster. 

TOGETHER WE GROW is about opening doors to others in a time of need—about acceptance and inclusivity. TOMORROW WE BUILD adds to the message of inclusivity and adds resilience and the hope of working together to rebuild a better world.

In case you missed them, here are those reviews I mentioned!

“A gentle tale of inclusion and fairness that children will clearly understand.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A truly inspiring picture book that will resonate with both children and adults.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Emotionally charged and eloquently rendered in words and art, this picture book is worth owning and cherishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Inviting dialogue about the need for inclusivity, Vaught offers a lyrical narrative.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Huge congratulations, Susan!

—Erin