I would love to teach this book with older elementary or middle school students. The gentle way it teaches how one person doing a simple action can create and build community is quite lovely. Luckily, I am getting to do the next best thing. 

The teacher that I am mentoring this year is going to use this book as a read-aloud with her third and fourth grade class.  They are studying community and are working at learning how to build a community from diversity.  And I could think of no book th...

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