A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids.

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yamulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.


"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate."--Kirkus, Starred review

"A lively, timely picture book."--Booklist
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published on July 10, 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0525579648
ISBN-13: 9780525579649
8 Book Reviews
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  • mrsbraun2
    mrsbraun2Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:30 am55 stars
    Aaron: You have to read All Are Welcome because everyone is welcome at school. Another reason is because if you don't go to school to learn you will have no money and die. You can't tell people they are not welcome at school because what will happen if you don't go to school, you won't have any food or good work. That is why you have to read this book.
    • mrsbrauns1
      mrsbrauns1Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:35 am55 stars
      Aisha: You should read All Are Welcome because it is In LaKéch and you are welcome. School is important because you can learn and you can have a job .You know if you go to school you can have a job and if you don´t go to school you will not get a job. That is why you need to go to school. That is why you should read All Are Welcome.
      • mrsbraunsclass3
        mrsbraunsclass3Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:58 am55 stars
        Izaak: Read All Are Welcome because it reminds you all are welcome here at school. School is so important because all are welcome at school. This book will teach you all are welcome here at school. What if you eat different food? You are still welcome at school. That is why I like All Are Welcome.
        • mrsbraunsclass9
          mrsbraunsclass9Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:48 am55 stars
          Heaven: You have to read All Are Welcome because it's In LaK'ech and nice. It doesn't matter what you wear and what you look like and that you eat. You're still allowed to go to school. Because if you didn't you could die. Because if you did you could get money and food. Some people don't go to school because they have to work to get money. Sometimes when you work they give you money because you are working hard. You go to school to learn to write and to be smart, like doing math. That's why you should always go to school. Everybody is welcome at school. Even if you don't go to school just ask your parents. That's why you should read All Are Welcome. I give it five stars.
          • mrsbraunsclass6
            mrsbraunsclass6Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:24 am55 stars
            Curtis: You have to read All Are Welcome here at school because everybody is welcome here at school, even if you eat weird food. Another reason is it is In LaK'ech. It doesn't matter what your skin color is. Also you could eat whatever you want. You need to go to school or you won't learn and you can't get a job. You need a job or you could die. This book will teach you how to be kind, tell everyone you are welcome at school. Don't say you are not welcome. That is why you should read All Are Welcome.
            • mrsbraunsclass5
              mrsbraunsclass5Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:19 am55 stars
              Tru: You should read All Are Welcome because it reminds you of all are welcome at school. And it reminds you of InLaK'ech. And it doesn't matter what you wear. And it doesn't matter what skin color you have. You are welcome. And this book will teach you that all are welcome at school. That is why you should read All Are Welcome.
              • mrsbraunsclass2
                mrsbraunsclass2Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:09 am55 stars
                Ivan: This book is a good reminder because it is InLaK'ech. School is important because if you don't read you wont know how to read. If you know how to read you'll learn and everyone is welcome at school. It doesn't matter what you wear. It doesn't matter what what you eat. It doesn't matter what your skin looks like. You should learn how to read at school, all are welcome. That is why you should read All Are Welcome.
                • mrsbraunsclass
                  mrsbraunsclassMonday, May 13, 2019 at 9:52 am55 stars
                  Anaya I really think you should read All Are Welcome because it can remind you of being In LaK'ech. It can also mean that you can wear different clothes, also if you eat different food. If you read All Are Welcome you can make mistakes but if you make mistakes it's OK with me. If you eat different food you are welcome at school. And that is why you should totally read All Are Welcome. It is a 5 star review to me.