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What is Given From the Heart - Cover
What is Given From the Heart
Patricia McKissack, Schwartz & Wade Books 2019
After his dad died, Otis and his mother lost the farm and had to move to a tiny house with almost nothing in it. Things were hard, very hard. At church, the pastor announced that onValentine day the congregation would create Love Boxes to give to those in need - reminding people that what is given from the heart reaches the heart. Otis and his mother have very little, but they figure out what they can share - and Otis makes a little book for a child who has lost her home to a fire. The little girl is deeply touched. And when Otis gets home, he finds that there is a Love Box waiting for him and his mother too.

Ages: Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Single Parent, African American, Christian
Special Topics: Activism, Disasters and Emergencies
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Joy in Diversity, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice