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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Watching news coverage of the Los Angeles riots, Eve Bunting wondered how children perceive such events, especially those who actually live through them. In this picture book she focuses on Daniel and ... Read full review

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User Review  - JackieOttman - LibraryThing

Set during the LA Riots, a family watches as things erupt outside their home. When a fire starts they are forced out of their homes and next to Korean American neighbors that they do not like. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - JaniceBrody - LibraryThing

A young boy and his mother are forced to flee from their home during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. The fires and looting force the neighbors who have always avoided one another to come together in their time of need. Read full review

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User Review  - jthodesen01 - LibraryThing

I would use this book in a second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade classroom. I would not use it in a lower classroom because of the plot being so gruesome. The book is told from an interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

A young boy and his mother are caught up in the chaos and fear of an inner-city riot in this moving picture-book from author Eve Bunting and illustrator David Diaz. Watching from their apartment ... 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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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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