Denhollander, Rachael (Illustrations by Morgan Huff). How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?. Tyndale Kids, Carol Stream, IL. 2019. 32 pages.
In her letter to Judge Neff during the Larry Nassar case, Rachael Denhollander posed the thought-provoking and heart-breaking question, “How much is a little girl worth?” In a world that is tempted to place a young child’s value on their intellectual capacity or athletic ability, kids need to hear a message that lets them know they are more than the grades they make or the games they play. Little girls who have been sexually abused need to the word of truth that their value comes from the One who made them, not devalued by those who abuse them. These children need to hear the voice of Rachael Denhollander. They can now in her new children’s book How Much is a Little Girl Worth?
Beautifully illustrated by Morgan Huff, the book paints a picture that girls of all shades of color have value. The message throughout the book is these young girls have value, not because of what they have accomplished or how much they know but that they have inherent value in who they are. Rachael lets little girls know they are created by God, and they find their worth as those made in His image and in the Savior who came to die for them. Girls will hear the message of their worth and that they are worth fighting for. As a sexual abuse victim, Denhollander makes it clear to little girls they are worth speaking up for and doing what is right for them. That is because they are valuable, and it is that message that shows the ultimate value of this book.
How Much Is a Little Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander is a book that needs to be read by every parent to their little girls. Little girls need to hear they are worth fighting for when they are wronged and cared for when they are abused. Across generations, little girls and women need to hear the message they have worth as those made in the image of God and redeemed by the blood of Christ. From the voice of Rachael Denhollander in this book, little girls will find their value in who they are.
I received this book from Tyndale Kids on behalf of the author in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book.