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User Review  - Gamino - LibraryThing

Pre-K- 3. This book can be used to demonstrate author illustrations as a type of art technique. Also what the author's purpose is by focusing on this particular time and the riots. Read full review

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User Review  - mbabst - LibraryThing

This heartbreaking picture book allows the reader to experience certain events that everyone may not experience. As you read this picture book, you are taken into the life of a mother and her son ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A clear and important lesson. I hope we can all learn from it. However, I don't know if it truly speaks to inner-city children like the MC, or if suburban/rural children will be able to realize that the lesson applies to them, also. Read full review

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User Review  - ecarlson2014 - LibraryThing

This story is about a young boy who is in his apartment with his mother and his cat. They witness rioting outside their window and eventually get woken up by their building catching on fire. As they ... Read full review

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User Review  - ccanizales - LibraryThing

Daniel becomes sacred when he witnesses riots taking place in his neighborhood. While he and his mom sleep, the apartment building is set on fire. They are forced to go to a shelter. There they become ... Read full review

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I found the pictures told the story more powerfully than the words. Ending seems a bit contrived.

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OK book to discuss riots, and it can lead into more discussion about economics that may cause people to riot.

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This story is about a boy who sees a riot going on outside his apartment building. He talks about a lady that owns a market on their street that has a cat whom he does not like. He and mama go to sleep but are woken up by a loud knock on their door. There is a fire in their apartment building! The boy can not find his cat Jasmine and he and mama go to a shelter. At the shelter, the lady that owns the market cannot find her can as well. Later, a fireman comes with the two cats in his arms. The cats are very friendly now and the boy says, maybe they didn't know each other before, but now they do, meaning the cats had been through a lot together and now they have something in common. This story relates to social justice because it deals with making judgments and realizing that people have more in common than we think.  

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This is a story about cats and people who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them all together.

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User Review  - NiinaMariie - LibraryThing

Great book to use to teach diversity and urban violence across the world. Read full review

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