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3.27  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Almond is a breathtaking and evocative story about finding your talent from Caldecott Medalist Allen Say.
Everything changes for Almond Biggs when a new girl comes to school. The New Girl can play "The Flight of the Bumblebee" fast fast fast on her violin. And every day Almond sits and listens. Lost in the music, Almond wonders if she has her own unique gift. One special
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Scholastic Press
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Soft illustrations and gentle text tell the story of a young girl figuring out who she is and what her special talents are. Empowerment and belief in yourself as well as others believing in you.
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Shelves: midwinter-2020
Find yourself - good SEL title

I received this galley at ALA Midwinter.
Brenda Kahn
Though absolutely beautifully illustrated, this was a bit of a miss for me. Too many gaps in the story.
2.5 stars - a little too disjointed, and the way the illustrations were paired with the text doesn't help the flow of the story at all
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Say tackles doubt and anxiety in a striking study of one girl's reaction to a talented new classmate. The expressions are amazing.
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Allen Say is one of the most beloved artists working today. He is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, and also won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for THE BOY OF THE THREE-YEAR NAP (written by Dianne Snyder). Many of Allens stories are derived from his own experiences as a child. His other books include THE BICYCLE MAN, TEA WITH MILK, and TREE OF ...more

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