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The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke
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In a poor Muslim village near the "no-go desert," a young African girl and her brothers use their creativity and resourcefulness to cobble together a bike from odds-and-ends.

I loved this; particularly, I love the collage-style art; and how the language perfectly reflects a kid's perspective; and how this book can be used to start so many different kinds of conversations--conversations about diversity and poverty and privilege, but also about the power of imagination and the playfulness that is universal to all children.

My preschooler, however, wasn't interested in this book at all. Maybe the illustrations--which use a muted palette of earth tones and are a little raw--just didn't engage him at this age. I'll try again in a couple of years. ;)
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March 14, 2019 – Shelved
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: 2018
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: bicycles
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: diversity
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: families
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: life-of-a-child
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: multicultural
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: picture_books
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: siblings
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: muslim
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: poverty
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: social-justice
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: imagination
March 14, 2019 – Shelved as: engineering

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