My Beautiful Voice, by poet Joseph Coelho, is a moving, lyrical picture book about a shy child unlocking the power of their own voice through poetry. Readers follow a child who is so shy she doesn't speak. With the encouragement of an enchanting and magical teacher, she writes a poem. But a poem is meant to be read aloud! She musters all her courage, stands at the front of the class and shows her classmates that she does have a voice. And her voice is BEAUTIFUL! This picture book is the perfect way to encourage empathy in young children and show shy children how to feel brave.