Be brave, mom! narrates the story of children who are about to experience their first day of school, with a fun inversion of expectations: they are the ones who encourage adults to overcome fear and insecurity. Natália Gregorini’s illustrations expand the meaning of the text by portraying the universality of the theme and the affectionate relationship between children and their families. It is an invitation to a delicious reading shared between children and adults, full of symbolism and learning. Representing the child with an active voice in a challenging situation contributes to the reflection on autonomy in childhood.