Layla's Happiness


Everyone talks about happiness and being happy.  But what is happiness exactly?  What does it look like?  How do you get there?

Reach out your hand for a moment and grab hold of Layla's hand.  You're about to go walking through the world with her and you'll get to feel her freedom, her trust, her absolute joy in so many little things in the world around her.

She may be only seven years old, but she holds the wisdom of the ages.  Layla loves the night because it's the color of purple plums.  Have you seen it?

She loves to climb a tree.  Have you tried?

Now, she wants to know, "What is happiness to you?"

Need a book to lift your spirits?  This is a delightful, playful, inspiring book that reminds us all to stop and look and really love what we have around us in our world.  It's such an amazing place when you take the time to see.

48 pages                          978-1592702886                            Ages 4-8

Keywords:  happiness, diverse books, diversity, emotional intelligence, exploration, freedom, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, nature, emotions, feelings, being yourself, African American author


Spirited and observant, Layla’s a child who’s been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It’s her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.---from the publisher

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