Reviews for What the Heart Knows

by Joyce Sidman

illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

*Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"Poems of bravery, love, heartbreak, justice, and peace unite to offer readers of all ages solace, inspiration, and strength."

*Kirkus (starred review)

"Profound . . . a winning combination of word and image sure to challenge young readers both to contemplate big subjects and to act.” 

*Horn Book (starred review)

"Each poem speaks directly from Sidman’s heart to the reader’s, addressing subjects of deep importance.”

*Booklist (starred review)

"Newbery Honor-winner Sidman and Caldecott Honor-winner Zagarenski once again join together to create a beautiful and meaningful book [ . . .]  that pulls readers to a special place.”

School Library Journal

"This spectacular volume rewards careful reading and capably attests to the power of words to praise and comfort, heal and inspire.”  



"Readers just edging toward adult poetry and those filling their notebooks with their own lyrics will find this elegant little title perfect for poetic dreams."    

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