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Signed, Personalized Copies of WE MOVE THE WORLD!

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We're proud to offer signed, personalized copies of 
We Move the World
by Kari Lavelle, illus. by Nabi H. Ali!

Books will be signed by author Kari Lavelle



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From debut author Kari Lavelle and rising star illustrator Nabi H. Ali comes an inspiring and empowering picture book about the small things kids do that have the potential to change the world!

Meet some of the world’s most beloved movers, shakers, scientists, activists, dreamers and doers—in this inspirational book by debut author Kari Lavelle, who gently reminds us that before folks like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Misty Copeland were activists and trailblazers, they spoke their first words, took their first steps, and dreamed about the future.

We Move the World introduces these folks and more from the past and present as models for what every childhood first can lead to. From first steps to solving puzzles and learning the alphabet, all the small things are only the beginning. They can lead to future activism and innovation that just might change the world!

With Nabi H. Ali’s vibrant illustrations, which introduce memorable moments from history, We Move the World is a picture book that gives the youngest movers and shakers a chance to see how much is possible just because of the things they already do. The book includes robust backmatter that gives further context on each figure and historical moment, including the most recent COVID-19 pandemic.


As a writer and speech pathologist, Kari Lavelle loves words! Her debut picture book with illustrator Nabi H. Ali, We Move the World, published by HarperCollins, will be out in May 2021. She lives in Austin, Texas with her two children, two dogs, and one husband. Learn more about Kari and her books at

Thank you for supporting Kari Lavelle and BookPeople, a local independent bookstore with your pre-order!

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By Kari Lavelle, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062916853
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021