Read for Me, Mama

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By Vashanti Rahaman
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
Read for Me, Mama
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Thursday is library day, Josephs favorite day at school. Joseph loves books, and Thursday the librarian lets him take two books home: an easy book that he can read by himself and a harder book that someone can read for him. Joseph would love nothing more than to have Mama read for him. But it seems that Mama is always too busy. Then after supper one Saturday night, Joseph takes his book to the rocking chair where Mama is sitting and asks her to read for him. Mama begins to cry. The Truth is that Mama doesnt know how to read. Vashanti Rahamans compassionate story of how a mother and son face the challenge of literacy is told with warmth and sensitivity, while Lori McElrathEslicks bold and beautiful oil paintings light the pages with images of hope and love.

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1617 words1,617 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile 540LLexile 540L
Grade 1 to 5Grade 1 to 5
Published 1997Published 1997

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