Genre: Poetry                         Reading level:   Pre-K-2

All the World pulls the ethnicities together with a message of unity. The poet starts from a rock to sand, from body to hand and from the World to you and me. She hand picked her words for us to examine the world around us and then walked us through a community to weave us together.

This is a great book to introduce children to the idea of diversity  in unity. It seems to tie up concepts of joining together with your neighborhood, city, state and world. I would add one final thought: God created us all from the same blood; we are brothers and sisters. Below is a scripture verse that shares God’s perspective on unity:

Psalm 133:1

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!”


Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1938-2016, Honor 20