• Melinda Cropsey

Breadcrumbs Best Book: You Are Light, by Aaron Becker




(2019) Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

In a word, this book is: MAGNIFICENT!  You Are Light can be appreciated on so many levels.  From the color wheel cut-outs to the complimentary stencil-wash illustrations, You Are Light is a feast for the eyes.  With extraordinary economy of words and creativity Aaron Becker has managed to capture “the brilliant wonders of the world.”  Ultimately, he transports you beyond the world, into the realm of quantum physics and the notion of interconnectedness!

“This light is you and you are light.”


The only thing I take issue with is the Publisher’s recommendation that this book is best suited for children between the ages of 4-8.  This book is a work of art, a color primer, a science lesson, a love poem and a blessing all in one!  I would recommend enjoying it daily with your little one as soon as they are able to sit up and focus, so that by age 4 they perceive themselves as inextricably bound to all the beauty and wonder that surrounds and sustains us ALL - and YOU do too!

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