Tonya Bolden, Illustrated by Jennifer Lyons
A young boy wakes. He has forgotten to say his prayers. Outside his window, a beautiful harvest moon illuminates the city around him and its many inhabitants. As the moon slowly makes its way across the heavens, the boy offers a simple prayer for the homeless, the hungry, and others.
Critically acclaimed author Tonya Bolden teams up with award‑winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a richly painted and emotionally complex book that celebrates prayer and kindness while recognizing the diversity of the world around us.
This is a beautifully illustrated story of hope and compassion. A little boy says his nightly prayer on behalf of those in need. The text is simple and straightforward, and yet touches the heart in a way that is at the same time both personal and universal. The illustrations are deep and rich, evoking the tenderest of emotions.
Though it is about prayer, there is no specific mention of religion. This is therefore accessible to those of all faiths, or even to those who simply desire a better world, a world of peace.