My Heart by Corinna Luyken; illustrated by Corinna Luyken. 2019. Water-based inks and pencil. Published by Dial Books for Young Readers.
Brief summary: A young child shares in lyrical prose how her heart feels differently in various instances. Sometimes, it feels open; sometimes closed. No matter how it is on a certain day, she accepts it with love.
Comments: The simple wording has complex meanings that could spark a conversation of how one feels on various days or in certain situations. I would use this as a read aloud when someone’s feelings are hurt or having a bad day. This book gave several visual examples of the emotions one may have which I believe a child could relate to and figure out what is being felt.
This book’s theme explores how to accept how your heart if feeling and to remember it can be different tomorrow.
There are only three colors used: yellow, black, and white.