School Library Journal Reviews: “Dream Big! How to Reach for Your Stars” by Our President Abigail Harrison

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Our co-founder and president Abigail Harrison’s new inspirational book, Dream Big! How to Reach for Your Stars, released January of 2021, has been reviewed by Maile Steimer at School Library Reviews. Steimer calls Dream Big! “A recommended purchase for middle school and high school libraries.” She adds, “Counselors assisting high schoolers with college preparation and educators teaching leadership classes will find many of the journaling activities very useful.”

The reviewer is impressed with the book’s “conversational style,” the “inspirational quotes,” and the diverse inclusion of “illustrations depict[ing] characters with light and dark skin tones.” Maile notes, “Advice is provided on how to overcome fears and possible failures while achieving a balanced life and avoiding burnout. Harrison also emphasizes the need to seek out mentors and become a part of a diverse community to learn from others’ perspectives.” When considering Dream Big!’s ideal audience, the review says the content “is appropriate for middle and high school, with many of the strategies being pertinent to college and adult readers as well.”

Subscribe to the School Library Journal here to read the full review, and pre-order Abby Harrison’s new book, Dream Big! here.

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