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Madison and the New Neighbors

4.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Madison has a new mission to raise money for her class by selling candy and to earn a school T-shirt. She is eager to call on her neighbors to sell candy, but refuses to go to Mrs. Patel's, whose family has just moved into the neighborhood from India. Seema, a new girl in school lives there. Seema rides the same school bus as Madison, but Madison has never talked to Seema. ...more
Published October 31st 2014 by Star Bright Books (first published September 15th 2014)
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Oct 10, 2014 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful one to share at home or in a classroom setting. Madison has been challenged by her school to take part in a fundraiser of selling candy and she and her mom decide to canvas the neighbourhood to see if anyone is interested in purchasing some from her. If she sells enough she will qualify for a T-shirt and she is very excited about the mission. Together she and her mom start knocking on doors and pitching the cause. Then they come to the Patel house and Madison's mood of ...more
Anna (BooksandBookends)
I received a free copy of this book by the book's publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When Madison and her mother are selling chocolates door to door to raise money for her school, Madison encounters something she does not know about. Seema, a girl from her school is often somewhat shunned on the school bus and as a result Madison avoids contact with her. In reality, coming from a different culture might not be so strange after all...

This is a gorgeous picture book which ha
Lindsey Lewis
Oct 03, 2014 Lindsey Lewis rated it it was amazing
I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley.

Madison wants to raise money by selling candy, but she refuses to go to the new neighbors' house because they are from India. Madison's classmates tease the new student Seema because of her "funny accent." Madison's parents ask Madison to consider how Seema might feel, and when she agrees to visit Seema, she finds that she likes her in spite of - and even because of - her differences! At the end of the book is a Parents' Note for raising
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Sep 28, 2014 Beyond the Pages rated it it was amazing
Simply outstanding!!! There are very rich, meaningful lessons in this book. I adored it. I look forward to reading more about and learning more from little Madison.

Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes
Audience: Everyone

A complimentary e-copy of this book was made available for review in exchange for an honest critique.
Oct 08, 2014 Ryan rated it really liked it
This is a lovely book about giving everyone a chance even if they are different from you, or speak "funny". I think it illustrates it points well, and I love that the parents did make Madison go make friends, but waited for her to come to that conclusion herself.
Oct 21, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing
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One of the best children's books I have ever read. I love that it included diversity--we never see enough people of color in books. Thank you for such a great read!
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