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You and Me and Home Sweet Home
George Ella Lyon, Antheneum Books 2009
"My mama and me, we’ve been living in the back room of Aunt Janey’s apartment since Christmas before last…Mama says we’re between a rock and a hard place. Where are we going to go?" With gorgeous, tender, water color and pastel pencil illustrations – close ups of faces so real and expressive that even our youngest “read-to-me” children can understand the story – this books records a community coming together to build a home for one small homeless family. It’s a multi-racial, multi-age team of women and men, under Carpenter Diane’s leadership, who give of themselves to build the home. And when it is done, they gather together to celebrate, join hands and pray, “God our maker, bless this food and work. Use our hands to build a better world." This book was the 2010 Honor Award book for the Jane Addams Peace Prize for Children's Literature. It is one of the loveliest books published in the last few years!
Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Single Parent, Non-Stereotypical Females, Working Class, African American, Christian
Special Topics: Activism, Homelessness, Work
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice