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Heather's Pick: When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni

An extraordinary celebration of the power of choice, charting your own path, and finding inner strength even in the most challenging of times, this uplifting story will touch the heart and lift the spirit. With an enduring message of determination and perseverance, here's a powerful reminder to all that even when things aren't going right ... you can always choose to go left.

We all have fears, frustrations, worries, and doubts, but did you know you can make a choice when it comes to all of these feelings? This is what When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni tries to remind us. In the story, a young boy is having a horrible day. Nothing is going right, but instead of becoming frustrated and giving up, he chooses to change directions. He decides to go left and leave his worries behind him. The rest of his day leaves him dealing with his worries, doubts, fears, and frustrations, but he chooses to leave all those negative feelings behind and continue to go left.

Even though this picture book is aimed for children, it is a great reminder for all ages that we do have a choice when it comes to our feelings and emotions even though sometimes it seems as if we don’t. The vibrant illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds will draw you in but the easy-to-read words and message will leave you wanting more and may inspire you to go left.

- Heather, Branch Manager

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