“I want to tell you a story about the boy who changed the world...” reads the first line in the picture book The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews. This is the story of Norman Borlaug, or maybe it is the story of Henry Wallace, or George Washington Carver, or Moses Carver. This is the story about four individuals who were inspired by words someone told them as children and the small choices that they made, which made a huge difference in our world. Andrews refers to this as the “butterfly effect.” Andrews reminds us that everything little thing we do matters not only for ourselves, but for those around us.
Yes, this is a picture book but it is an inspiring read for children of all ages, including adults! Sometimes we don’t realize that what we do can have a profound impact on others. I love this story and how it flowed from character to character. The ending is powerful and phenomenal—“Wow! That means YOU can be the kid who changes the world!” I plan on reading this over and over to my girls so that they grow up believing they can make a difference in the world!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review.