Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty and Illustrated by David Roberts
Sofia Valdez did as much as she could for her family and friends and her whole neighbourhood. A dreamer. A doer. A real-life go-getter. Most people like good, but Sofia liked better.
In the newest picture book in the mega-bestselling Questioneers series, Sofia Valdez fights for change and finds her voice as a community leader! Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school…until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so.
Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea – the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall-only to be told by a clerk that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do.