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Mitali Perkins

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25+ Works 3,070 Membros 140 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. (2017) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (2012) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Prejudice: A Story Collection (1995) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares

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Relatively encouraging for students whose families may live in another state or country. Brings a sense of light and hope to students' own personal stories brining ideas of how to encourage family members.
 
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elliemarte | 13 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
I would definitely have this book in my classroom library. It features a girl and her family who wait at the US/Mexico border to see their grandmother for Christmas.
If I were to use it in my classroom, it would go well with conversations about grandparents, different family structures, and related topics. This content is probably appropriate for 1st or 2nd grade.
 
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mmulvany22 | 13 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
CHRISTIANITY TODAY BOOK AWARD WINNER • A luminous and tender retelling of the Christmas story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Bare Tree and Little Wind, that is sure to become a cherished holiday favorite for families of faith.
 
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staylorlib | 1 outra crítica | Dec 21, 2023 |
First sentence: As the sky grew dark over Bethlehem, Little Star took her usual spot.

Premise/plot: The nativity story told through the eyes of one of the stars in the sky. The Maker has asked his creation--stars, sun, moon, planets, etc.--to make "Holy Night" extra special. Little Star is reluctant but perseveres through her doubts. Little Star has a special role to play in Holy Night and discovers something wondrous--the Maker in the manger.

My thoughts: This one requires some suspension of disbelief. I don't know that I ever really thought about personifying stars--or a star--and telling a Christian story. Yet I don't think the author meant any disrespect to the traditional story. In fact, the book opens with two passages from Psalms--Psalm 147:4 "He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names" and Psalm 148:3, "Praise him, sun and moon; praise him all you shining stars!" Would I have loved the book to use the word God? Or Creator? Or King of All Creation? Maybe. But I don't have a problem with this one. Personal preference is personal preference. And the important things--the incarnation--were handled well.… (mais)
 
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blbooks | 1 outra crítica | Dec 6, 2023 |

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25
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3
Membros
3,070
Popularidade
#8,316
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
140
ISBN
120
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