Something, Someday (Hardcover)
September/October 2023 Kids Indie Next List
“An inspirational picture book that respects young readers and their feelings, and encourages their desire to make positive change in the world. Something, Someday belongs in every library, school, and home in this country.”
— Lorie Barber, Anderson's Bookshops, Naperville, IL
You’re told that
This won’t work,
But how will you know
If you never try?
Presidential inaugural poet and #1 New York Times bestselling author Amanda Gorman and Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Christian Robinson have created a timeless message of hope.
Sometimes the world feels broken. And problems seem too big to fix. But somehow, we all have the power to make a difference. With a little faith, and maybe the help of a friend, together we can find beauty and create change.
With intimate and inspiring text and powerfully stunning illustrations, Something, Someday reveals how even the smallest gesture can have a lasting impact.
Christian Robinson received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for his art in Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books Another and You Matter, and he has illustrated many more, including Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd and The Bench by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. He lives in Oakland. Please visit him at TheArtOfFun.com or on Instagram @TheArtOfFun.
★ "[A] soaring poem about change… Together, the creators chronicle a child trusting their inner voice and working out how to address what feels in need of care, while Robinson’s neighborhood scenes, portraying a community of varying abilities, ages, and skin tones, model collaboration as a means for metamorphosis." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "The picture book’s second-person point of view invites the audience to feel as if they’re a part of the story and empowered to change something within their community. The use of collage perfectly communicates the idea of what once was trash being transformed anew… This picture book’s timely message about coming together to make a change is a perfect addition to all libraries." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Award-winning Robinson and lauded poet Gorman are a perfect match, and fans of both will be eager to read their collaboration." —Booklist
"The text is lyrical but accessible, and Gorman brings a compassionate commiseration and firm determination to her call to action." —BCCB