You Are Loved: A Book About Families (Hardcover)
Families come in many different shapes and forms -- but they all teach you how to be strong and show you how loved you are.
Alongside a sweet and simple narrative, the warm illustrations tell their own story. Beginning with Sofia Sanchez’s adopted family, readers will meet families with two moms and two dads, families with single parents, and kids raised by grandparents, guardians, or older siblings. Big families, small families, extended families, blended families, and mixed race families -- including parents with their own differences that make them unique, too.
This heartwarming companion book to 2021’s You Are Enough highlights the important message that families aren’t just the people you live with. They include the people in your school, your community, and the people you choose who love you and empower you just the way you are.
Sofia Cardoso is an illustrator and designer who specializes in children’s illustration. She currently lives in and creates from Portugal.
Margaret "Meg" O'Hair is a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and an award-winning writer. She likes to be on the water -- whether it’s on boats, kayaks, or paddleboards -- with her family and their three Portuguese water dogs, Sailor, Surfer, and Sundance. Meg has been inspired to write books about Sofia from the first day they met, including their picture books You Are Enough and You Are Loved. Meg can be found at margaretohair.com, on Instagram at @margaretohair, and on YouTube at Margaret O’Hair, where she creates fun educational videos for kids.
Sofia Sanchez is a Ukrainian American actress, model, and advocate known for her viral video "Down Syndrome Is Not Scary." The teenager had her acting debut in the TV series Switched at Birth and has also appeared in the films For Paloma and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, as well as print ads and commercials for Old Navy and Target, among others. Additionally, her adoption story has inspired several picture books with Scholastic, including You Are Enough and You Are Loved. Sofia lives in Northern California with her parents, three older brothers, two dogs, and a cat.
Praise for You Are Loved:
"This extended ode to families is heartwarming and inclusive. . . Overflowing with fond appreciation." -- Kirkus Reviews
"This picture book. . . remind[s] young readers that love abounds no matter what their families look like.” -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for You Are Enough:
“[An] uplifting look at disability and differences.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“[The book's] cheerful exhortations may serve as a source of support and encouragement.” -- Publishers Weekly