One Small Spark: A Tikkun Olam Story

Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov  / Published by Dial Books for Young Readers

★ Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review! ★

Imagine the world you want to live in. If it’s not the world you see, will you create it?

So begins a young girl’s journey to solve a problem she notices one rainy day while walking to school. In that moment, the small spark inside her grows and then connects her to others who are inspired to make a change and help the world become a better place.

This lyrical and very personal text from beloved author Ruth Spiro, with breathtaking and imaginative illustrations from Victoria Tentler-Krylov, explores the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, or taking part to repair the world. It’s sure to inspire young readers to nurture their own small spark, taking action today that will change the world tomorrow.

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  • Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

“… vividly evokes the concept’s galvanizing power throughout: ‘even the tiniest spark/ will flicker and dance until/ it’s impossible to ignore.’” —Publisher’s Weekly ★