Henry overhears someone calling his Chinese American mother a strange name at the market: "banana". But Henry doesn't understand. A banana is just a piece of fruit. What's the big deal? And what does the name mean?

With beautiful illustrations by Kaitlin Yang, When Words Have Power gently reveals the powerful effect microaggressions and name calling can have, and instead shows how a little kindness and respect can lead to bright, new friendships and stronger relationships with loved ones.

Bennie the Koala is tired of everyone believing she's a bear when she's really a marsupial - like a kangaroo. As she sets out to clear up this misconception, she learns things about other animals that she didn't know before.

Learn some interesting facts about different animals while appreciating the importance of not making premature assumptions about others.