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Lorna McGrath, MEd, is Director of IMC School Accreditation, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, and Senior Consultant of The Montessori Foundation. Lorna has 41 years of experience in the field of education, teaching children from 18 months through 6 years old and from 12 through 18 years old in both public schools and independent Montessori schools. Lorna is a Montessori teacher educator, conference presenter, and school consultant. She can be reached at
by Dr. Daniela Owen
Illustrated by Gülce Baycik

Right Now, I am BraveHere’s another good one from Dr. Owen. The first lesson—when things that we find scary are not actually dangerous, it’s time to be brave. She goes on to define what it means to be brave. She explains how our brains are not always right about what is truly scary. Being brave can be tough for grown ups as well as kids.

So trying new things, doing the right thing, or doing something hard are all sometimes scary. She goes on to give children ideas about how to encourage themselves and push forward when facing scary things.

As always in this series, the illustrations are colorful, inclusive, and full of emotion. It is definitely a good addition to your home library or for your school.