Dream big, never quit, believe in yourself, and family encouragement are themes in both books.

Imani and dream big pig

Imani’s Moon Janay Brown-Wood (Author), Hazel Mitchell   (Illustrator) Publisher: Mackinac Island Press (October 14, 2014) Age Range: 6 – 9 years

Imani is the smallest girl in her village in Kenya who dreams big. Although other kids in her village tease her, she listens to stories from her mother who feeds her imagination and encourages her not to give up.

Dream Big, Little Pig! Kristi Yamaguchi (Author) Tim Bowers (Illustrator) Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (March 15, 2011) Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Poppy is a pig with a big dream. She too receives encouragement from family members while being teased by others who do not believe she is capable of doing things she tries. But each time something doesn’t work out, Poppy just tries something new and is never discouraged.

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