Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red

By Rosemary McCarney

Illustrated By Yvonne Cathcart

Rosie the Red Series

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Rosie the Red - a new picture book series about a little girl who's not afraid to stand up for what's right

Arriving at school, Rosie is dismayed to see the kids on the playground taunting her classmate Fadimata, who is Muslim and wears a headscarf. Rosie comes up with a plan. Rosie has a red cape she likes to wear, so she asks Fadimata if she would turn the cape into a headscarf for her. The other kids in their class don’t want to be left out, so they ask Fadimata to make them headscarves as well. The experience confirms Rosie's belief that if you tilt your head and look at things differently, you can see the world through someone else's eyes.

Praise & Recognition

This colourful and inspiring book will make a welcome addition to any home or school library. Resource Links
Rosie is an optimistic, self-confident and strong role model for girls.... This is a great character book to use in the classroom. It addresses diversity, bullying, tolerance and the courage to do what is right. Children's Books Heal
Rosemary McCarney gets the right and light tone for her books, ensuring that she never preaches but always enlightens. And the illustrations by Yvonne Cathcart… are bright and bold and resonant with movement, adding to the story’s surge to justice and resolution... This Rosie the Red series will be a welcome one for teachers and schools who are always looking for books to support important themes of diversity and social justice. CanLit for LittleCanadians
[Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red] places a clear emphasis on the power of social change through individual contributions, with special attention paid to the power of young girls. Rosie is a unique individual whose empathy outweighs the need to be included. CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red stars a charming diversity champion who will spearhead many discussions. Readerly - The National Reading Campaign
Tilt Your Head Rosie the Red... accomplishes two often-irreconcilable outcomes: it's an enjoyable story and also teaches a good message. Winnipeg Free Press
Rosie's irrepressible gift for reaching out to a bullied child and making bullies rethink their harsh words carries a strong moral message about respect for others. Highly recommended. The Midwest Book Review
[The Rosie the Red] series presents examples of real life experiences our students face. It can be embedded throughout the curriculum. The messages are terrific and are suited to children of all ages... This could be used to develop a school wide anti-bullying initiative and a commitment to social justice. You can integrate social justice, language, arts, drama, health, music and more. The possibilities are endless. ETFO Voice


Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Reading Level: M

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Hardback

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-927583-59-3

Rosemary McCarney

About the Author

Rosemary McCarney

Rosemary McCarney is Canada's Ambassador to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva and past President and CEO of Plan Canada. She is the author of the internationally best-selling Every Day is Malala Day, Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World, The Way to School, and the Rosie the Red series.
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About the Illustrator

Yvonne Cathcart

Popular children’s illustrator Yvonne Cathcart has illustrated ten picture books including Katharine and the Garbage Dump, It’s A Jungle In Here and Being Big.
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