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Children’s Review: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away

Synopsis Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away by Ketch Secor is such a joyful book! Lorraine and her grandpa "Pa Paw" love music and spend their days singing and playing instruments of all sorts on his farm in Tennessee. One day their instruments, including Lorraine's favorite penny whistle, disappear. That same evening a… Continue reading Children’s Review: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away

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Children’s Review: The One Day House

Synopsis The One Day House by Julia Durango is a sweet story about a little boy named Wilson who wants to help his elderly neighbor, Gigi, fix up her home. Every day he promises her that one day he will paint her home bright orange like the sun, fix her windows so she doesn't have to… Continue reading Children’s Review: The One Day House

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Children’s Review: Mommy’s Khimar

Synopsis In Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, a young girl cherishes the multi-colored headscarves her mother wears. The scarves ignite her imagination and she uses them for pretend-play, envisioning herself to be a shining shooting star, a mamma bird to her little brother, a superhero or a queen. The khimars, or hijabs as we learn they… Continue reading Children’s Review: Mommy’s Khimar