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Only When We Are Afraid
Can We Learn To Be Brave

Most kids love hide-and-seek, but Camila just wants to hide.
Hiding is what she does best when she worries,
and she worries a lot.

What if
I can’t
I’m scared!

But when an anxious classmate asks for help, Camila discovers that her heart is bigger than her fears.

From the creative author-illustrator team of The Invisible Boy, this wonderful tale of courage and compassion will embolden readers to face their own fears.


  • 2022 Target Book Club Selection
  • Hindi's Libraries 2022 Females of Fiction Silver Finalist Award
  • Starred Youth Services  Book Review
  • 2023 Literary Arts Oregon Book Award Finalist