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We love to celebrate the best in children and young people's literature so every month we choose a
Book of a Month to share with you!
Our current Book of the Month is
Maisie's Scrapbook by Samuel Narh and Jo Loring-Fisher
As the seasons turn, Maisie rides her bull in and out of Dada's tall tales. Her Mama wears linen and plays the viola. Her Dada wears kente cloth and plays the marimba. They come from different places, but they hug her the same way. And most of all, they love her just the same.
Maisie’s Scrapbook is a story that celebrates so many things - family, love and the imagination of a spirited and lively little girl. Maisie’s mixed-race parents may have different habits from the clothes they wear to the food they cook, but their love for her is just the same. Gorgeous artwork and mixed-media illustrations capture the child-like essence of the story. Maisie’s Scrapbook celebrates the richness of family life and the unconditional love that encourages children to be themselves. Read the full review here.
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