When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine. This gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. The illustrations are excellent and advance the theme as Brian starts out in black and white and slowly gains color as the story progresses.
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013, pp. 40.