Touring Spring 2024
Suggested for Grades K-5 and Family Programming

Created by Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour, Washington, DC

There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical text and Rafael Lopez’s dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway. In telling this story, Jaqueline Woodson encourages young minds to explore, embrace, and embark on the journey of finding and sharing their voice.

Check out the book by Jacqueline Woodson that inspired the musical!