Words are powerful tools. They can start or end conflicts. They can inspire passion and powerful deeds or quash the strongest of spirits. They can be the impetus of great good or lever of great harm. At Persnickety Press, the sister imprint of the Cornell Lab Publishing Group, we are mindful of this with every book we publish for young readers. We’ve set a mission for ourselves focused on empowerment— showing young people that what they do matters, that what they care about is worthy of their attention and dedication, and that even now, as children, they can make a real difference. Our books encourage them to do just that.