Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, is a great children's book that is empowering towards readers. Grace, who is the main character, loves stories, whether they are from books, movies, or oral telling's. When she gets the opportunity to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Her other classmates tell her, she can't be Peter Pan because she is a girl. Grace's nana reminds her that she can do anything she sets her mind too. Towards the end of the book, Grace gains her confidence back and she is determined to get the role of her dreams. I would read this book in kindergarten through second grade. This is a very inspiring book and pictures themselves add an emotional power and personal passion towards the story.
Lexile Level: 680L