How Much is a Little Girl Worth?


Reviewed by Mary Clapp, former Church Librarian and current ECLA Board Member.

Title: How Much is a Little Girl Worth?

Author: Rachel Denhollander

Illustrator: Morgan Huff

Publisher: Tyndale

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Print review copy


This children’s picture book is beautifully, and diversely illustrated. It is written as a poem and addresses the issue that so many people of all ages struggle to answer: Am I good enough, do I have value?


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience:

Children and women of all ages, but will be especially helpful for survivors of abuse and neglect. It would be a good resource for all church libraries. This is a book that could be read over and over again to a child and would have a profound impact on their sense of value and worth.

Christian Impact:

This story points out that our value is found in God’s love for us and the fact that he sacrificed even his own son for us.

Other Notes:

Rachael was a former gymnast who was the first to accuse her doctor (former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor) of sexual assault, followed by hundreds of more gymnasts. While she does not directly address any details of her experiences, this book would be a very good resource for anyone trying to cope with abuse.

How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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