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The Backpack
The Backpack

The Backpack



32 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $14.99)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781733777773

Rights: WOR

Santa Fe Writer's Project (Sep 2020)

Price: $14.99


A primer on treating others how we wish to be treated

A new day of school, and a new backpack! Something hip and cool. A place for books, a place to clip a lunchbox, a perfect turquoise hue. The backpack that had it all...but is that what really counts? With Barry's rhyming structure and colorful art from illustrator Klaudia Bezak, The Backpack offers a lesson on caring, friendship, and understanding that it's what's inside that makes us all important.


"If you want your kids to enjoy a beautiful book, and learn how to be kind and inclusive at the same time, then get a copy for them and share one with their teacher at school as well - so he or she can help spread this beautiful message even more!" --Pat Wyman, Founder of and best-selling author of Smarter Squared "We have read it so much that I am now donating our copy to the school so other kids can enjoy this book as much as we have! " -- Motherhood Support blog "100% recommend this book for bedtime or birthday presents. It's a darling little story between two kids in school. The story teaches empathy and kindness, which I just love, because those lessons are so important for our littles to learn and understand these days. Plus the story rhymes beautifully, which makes it fun for me to read outloud." --Two in Tow & On the Go blog

Author Biography

Lindsay C. Barry is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has worked in advertising and executive search. Klaudia Bezak is an artist and illustrator living in Poland. She is also a concept artist for the video game and movie industries, working on a variety of projects from SoDigital, Direwolf Online, and Prestige Gaming. Find her at