Relevant and inspiring…
Alexander blends life lessons and technology in this Educate and Empower Kids’ insightful latest picture book title. Noah is thrilled that his parents have gifted him a smart phone for his eleventh birthday, but the online life is far from the triumph he imagined, and he is not prepared for the cold detachment of people addicted to their devices. As he struggles to navigate the online world, Noah must also reckon with and accept his own role in bringing change. Alexander’s skilled narrative firmly ground the young reader in Noah’s story. She beautifully portrays Noah’s heightened awareness to people’s behavior in his online surrounding alongside the sense of unease that comes with change. The discussion questions and activity in the end are both insightful and fun, and the illustrations by Jera Mehrdad bring out the characters and the story alive. Readers will find much to appreciate about Noah’s inspiring journey to bring out a positive change. This is must-have for children’s’ and school libraries’ book shelves.
Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good
By Educate and Empower Kids (Author), Dina Alexander (Author), Jera Mehrdad (Illustrator)
Rising Parent Media
Pub date October 26, 2017
Price $14.99 (Paperback, $7.09 Kindle edition