On Our Shelves Now
Justin the Spider loves his house until a family moves in and starts upsetting everything! Sure the little boy and little girl seem nice. Sure the dog having a bath seems funny. But when the little girl screams
for her mommy to "Get it!" Justin has to do battle with the raging elements of the world. Will he ever feel safe again?
About the Author
Leah Randolph is a Pacific Northwest author, and A Safe Place for Justin is her first published book. She is an enthusiastic supporter of children's education.
"Leah's book A Safe Place for Justin felt real and personal for a first general immigrant like me. United States is home for me since the past 16 years and recently, I have been made to feel different and unwelcome. When I read Leah's book, I felt that Justin is me, and I am Justin. The book is a beautiful and emotionally touching little story of accepting difference and not assuming that different is bad. It goes one step beyond tolerance. It teaches young kids to make room in their hearts and mind for those who may seem scary just because they are different. I won't give the story away, but I smiled my way throughout the book with moist eyes. The ending is very satisfying and peaceful. Leah also seems to have intuitively or by training, understood the arc of story writing for children and their adults. She is starting as a self-published author, but deserves the attention of a publisher that supports diversity, inclusion, and kindness to each other as human beings."
"Justin is a sweet endearing little spider that teaches us all that if you open your heart...nothing can harm you!!"
[A Safe Place for Justin] is not just nice; it is important. Especially in our present political environment of fear-mongering and mistrust of "others", and "not like me". This story is NOT just for children, but should be required reading for all carbon-based life forms."