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Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams
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Mar 14, 10

bookshelves: poetry, jane-addams-award-project

This Jane Addams award winner describes the strength and love of two sisters, faced with difficulties as their mother works long hours and their father is in jail. The third person verse describes the girl’s personalities and relationship with each other and the neighbors. The narrator creates a view of the strong bond of love between these sisters during heart wrenching and funny moments. Their special bond carries them through this sad situation, allowing them to remain hopeful. The colored pencil illustrations are rough drawings, complimenting the story events and emotions. This poetry story book would be appropriate for grades four to six as a read aloud or poetry study.
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