by Minh Le Year Published: 2020


My obsession with author/illustrator Dan Santat is well-documented…there’s even a podcast about it. This year, the Monarch committee agreed with me and put Lift (the second book to be written by the awesome team of Minh Le and Dan Santat) on the award nomination list. Lift follows a young girl who is starting to feel jealous of the attention her baby brother is getting. The last straw happens when the brother gets to push the elevator button. Things take a turn when she installs her own elevator button in her room.  Lift is a powerful story for all ages about raising people up, family, and how we can all lift one another.  We have three copies– don’t miss this beautiful book!