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The New Baby
Ana & Andrew are expecting a sibling! The family is very excited. Mama's family arrives from Trinidad, and everyone helps to get ready. When the baby arrives, Ana & Andrew learn from Granny that in African American culture, a baby's name often tells an important story. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2020 by Calico Kid
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Oct 03, 2020 Cara rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Young readers of any culture will identify with the book’s common theme of preparing for a new baby, while the African American characters and traditions add welcome diversity to the tale. The text length is appropriate for new readers, with a good amount of dialog and some humor. However, some of the vocabulary choices are questionably difficult, such as “developing”, “instructed”, and “organized”. Colorful digital illustrations accompany the text on every page, aiding new readers’ understandin ...more
Jun 26, 2020 Lisa rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is such a sweet little book. I read it to my 7 year old and he really enjoyed it and asked that we immediately read The Perfect Pet. It’s a little shorter than what my 7 year old has been reading lately (mostly Branches books), but still a great book for an independent early reader. I also think my four year old will really like it. I love that it introduces some culture and history as well.
Christine Platt is a literacy advocate and passionate activist for social justice and policy reform. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, M.A. in African and African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. A believer in the power of storytelling as a tool for social change, Christine’s literature center ...more
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