An Angel Just Like Me

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997 - African Americans - 32 pages
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"Grace is an amazing girl and this is an amazing book, " said School Library Journal about Mary Hoffman's best-selling Amazing Grace. Now the author brings us a unique Christmas story, perfect for today s diverse society. When Tyler's family needs a new Christmas tree angel, Tyler has a lot of questions: Why do they all have gold hair? he asks. And why are they always pink? Aren't there any black angels? Tyler makes it his special project to find a new angel for his family s tree one that looks like him. But it's not until Christmas day that Tyler finds out that angels, just like people, can come in all different colors. With an inspiring text and festive illustrations, An Angel Just Like Me is a heartwarming holiday story, ideal for family sharing.

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This story is about a boy who is in search of an angel that looks just like him to put on top of his family’s Christmas tree. I would read this book around Christmas time and then we would all make our own ornaments that look just like us to bring home. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Children's author and reviewer Mary Hoffman was born in 1945. She attended Newnham College to study English literature and University College London to study linguistics. She started writing in 1970 and has written about eighty children's books including the picture book Amazing Grace, the Stravaganza series, and the anti-war anthology Lines in the Sand. She is also the editor of the children's book review magazine Armadillo, which comes out four times a year.

CORNELIUS VAN WRIGHT and YING-HWA HU are a husband-and-wife team who have illustrated dozens of award-winning children's books. Their illustrations have been praised by Kirkus Reviews as "bright, detailed and dynamic, vividly depicting . . . characters' facial features and personalities." They live in New York City.

Jessie Haas is the author of numerous acclaimed books for young people, including "Unbroken", which was a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book, a "School Library Journal" Best Book, a Parent's Choice Gold Award winner, a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and CCBC Choice. Her most recent novel, "Shaper", won a Golden Kite Honor Award.

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