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Xavier's Voice

48 pages
The Innovation Press
Xavier wishes his small voice was bigger and the anxious feeling he gets when trying to make friends was smaller. He makes many attempts to be louder, but he still isn't able to connect with any of his classmates. As Xavier withdraws into the world of his sketchbook, he wonders will he ever be able to make friends with such a small voice?
Author Bio
Tatiana Gardel is a Brazilian-born illustrator whose work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in New York and American Illustration. Her art is inspired by her culture, by her love for nature, and by mythology and childhood memories. She is a cofounder of #LatinxPitch and lives in New York City with her family.Ashley Franklin loves writing stories featuring kids with big hearts and even bigger imaginations. She is an African-American Muslim writer, mother, and adjunct college professor. She currently resides in Arkansas with her husband and two sons. Not Quite Snow White is Ashley's picture book debut. For more information, you can follow Ashley on Twitter: @differentashley or visit her at www.ashleyfranklinwrites.com.