What is given from the heart /

by McKissack, Pat [author.]; Harrison, April [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780375936159; 0375936157.Subject(s): Christian life -- Juvenile fiction | Charity -- Juvenile fiction | Poverty -- Juvenile fiction | Christian life -- Fiction | Charity -- Fiction | Poverty -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Homelessness & Poverty | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Values & Virtues | Picture books for children | Juvenile works | Picture books | Fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture books | Picture booksAwards: Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent (Illustrator), 2020.Summary: Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

CORETTA SCOTT KING - JOHN STEPTOE ILLUSTRATOR AWARD FOR NEW TALENT WINNER <br> <br> This final, magnificent picture book from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack is a poignant and uplifting celebration of the joy of giving.<br> <br> "Misery loves company," Mama says to James Otis. It's been a rough couple of months for them, but Mama says as long as they have their health and strength, they're blessed. One Sunday before Valentine's Day, Reverend Dennis makes an announcement during the service-- the Temples have lost everything in a fire, and the church is collecting anything that might be useful to them. James thinks hard about what he can add to the Temple's "love box," but what does he have worth giving? With her extraordinary gift for storytelling, McKissack--with stunning illustrations by Harrison--delivers a touching, powerful tale of compassion and reminds us all that what is given from the heart, reaches the heart.

Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 117897.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent (Illustrator), 2020.

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Horn Book Review

From the late Patricia McKissack, a story of givingeven when it seems one has nothing to spare. James Otis and his mother lost their farm and have lived in a run-down shotgun house in the Bottoms ever since Daddy went to sleep on the front porch and never woke up. Then one Sunday, Mama and James Otis hear an exhortation from Reverend Dennis, who tells the congregation that a family in their church community has lost everything in a house fire. James Otis marvels that Mama is considering contributing to the Temple familys love box because, as far as he can tell, they themselves have nothing. But Mama repeats the reverends wordsWhat is given from the heart reaches the heartand James Otis starts thinking differently about what he does have. Harrisons illustrations embody the transformation that takes place not just within this small family but in the entire community. Sad expressions permeate the earlier pictures, but after Mama and James Otis begin to focus on those who have even less than they do, the mood brightens; and it turns out that giving has its own rewards, both figuratively and literally. Harrisons detailed, highly textured, and strikingly patterned collage illustrations invite readers to linger over the pages and also add depth to the storys secondary characters. michelle h. martin January/February 2019 p 80(c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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