Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jackie’s Gift by Sharon Robinson

Robinson, Sharon Jackie’s Gift, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.  Viking (Penguin), 2010. $16.99.  When a young boy down the street tells Jackie Robinson that his family doesn’t have a Christmas tree, Jackie takes matters into his own hands to make sure that they have a good Christmas – not realizing that the family is Jewish.  Robinson does a sweet job of retelling this true story from her father’s life and Lewis’ illustrations are the perfect accompaniment.  What a great way to talk about different customs with children.  EL – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

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