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Ben and Emma's Big Hit

Illustrated by Alexandra Thompson
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$17.99 US
On sale Dec 07, 2021 | 40 Pages | 9780593204115
From California Governor Gavin Newsom comes an empowering picture book about a young boy with dyslexia who discovers a new way to look at reading.

Ben loves baseball. He loves the lines of diamond-shaped field and the dome of the pitcher's mound. What Ben doesn't like is reading. Ben has dyslexia, which means letters and sounds get jumbled up in his brain, and then the words don't make sense. But when Ben starts looking at reading like he looks at baseball, he realizes that if he keeps trying, he can overcome any obstacle that comes his way.

In this empowering story by California Governor Gavin Newsom, inspired by his own childhood diagnosis of dyslexia, readers will learn that kids with the determination to try (and try again) can do big things.

*This book is set in a font specifically designed to be easier for people with dyslexia to read.
Gavin Newsom is the Governor of California. He previously served as Lieutenant Governor of California and Mayor of San Francisco. He was sworn into office on January 7, 2019. View titles by Gavin Newsom
Alexandra Thompson is a Maine-based illustrator and author creating work for picture books, children’s apparel, and magazines. She is also the illustrator of A Family for Louie and Ben & Emma’s Big Hit. View titles by Alexandra Thompson

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From California Governor Gavin Newsom comes an empowering picture book about a young boy with dyslexia who discovers a new way to look at reading.

Ben loves baseball. He loves the lines of diamond-shaped field and the dome of the pitcher's mound. What Ben doesn't like is reading. Ben has dyslexia, which means letters and sounds get jumbled up in his brain, and then the words don't make sense. But when Ben starts looking at reading like he looks at baseball, he realizes that if he keeps trying, he can overcome any obstacle that comes his way.

In this empowering story by California Governor Gavin Newsom, inspired by his own childhood diagnosis of dyslexia, readers will learn that kids with the determination to try (and try again) can do big things.

*This book is set in a font specifically designed to be easier for people with dyslexia to read.

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Gavin Newsom is the Governor of California. He previously served as Lieutenant Governor of California and Mayor of San Francisco. He was sworn into office on January 7, 2019. View titles by Gavin Newsom
Alexandra Thompson is a Maine-based illustrator and author creating work for picture books, children’s apparel, and magazines. She is also the illustrator of A Family for Louie and Ben & Emma’s Big Hit. View titles by Alexandra Thompson

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