The word Collector

This was a fun one because my girl loves fancy words and likes hearing all the fancy words in this book. But the best part were the two pages in the middle of the book when Jerome put words into phrases and realized that some of his simplest words were the most powerful. Phrases such as: “I understand.” “I’m sorry.” “Thank you” and “you matter.” We had a good discussion we had about why these phrases were powerful.



This wonderful picture book is a great vehicle to display the artwork of Floyd Cooper and to learn about Juneteenth and the struggles and triumphs of black Americans throughout this nation’s history. My girl identified with Maize always having adults telling her that hat to do.