If you’ve ever felt lost and alone, if you’ve ever felt too small to see, if you’ve ever fallen and had to start all over again, enjoy this short video: Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson reads his book You Matter out loud in his San Francisco art studio.
“The small stuff too small to see, those who swim with the tide and those who don’t, the first to go and the last, you matter.
“When everyone thinks you’re a pest, when something is just out of reach, when everyone is too busy to help, you matter.
“If you fall down, if you have to start all over again, even if you’re really gassy, you matter.”
“Sometimes home is far away. Sometimes someone you love says goodbye. Sometimes you feel lost and alone, but you matter.
“Old and young, the first to go and the last, the small stuff too small to see, you matter.”
Next, watch more read aloud book videos and these videos:
• Making Space and art with illustrator Christian Robinson
• The Day You Begin read by author Jacqueline Woodson
• The Reflection in Me, an animation about self-appreciation
• Right On Tracks: Music videos that encourage kindness, inclusion, and empathy
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