This is my new favorite gift. What the Road Said is the New York Times-bestselling comforting and uplifting picture book from poet and activist Cleo Wade. This book is full of inspiration and reassurance for people of all ages. It's especially meaningful for young adults getting ready to spread their wings.
Here are a few of my favorite passages:
"The Road then raised me up and said, All things grow and change. That is the magic of being alive. You, too, will find your wings. You, too, will bloom. No living thing is meant to stay the same."
"Which way do I go? That is your choice to make, said the Road. But what if I go the wrong way? The Road curved a little, almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said, Do not worry. Sometimes we go the wrong way on our way to the right way."
"Being brave is when you are afraid of doing something, but you do it anyway. Do not let what scares you keep you from continuing on your path."