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A girl, her mama... a dream of home, their home, a house. Just a hope, but then with help from community and church, a start. A hammer -- bam! Bam! BAM! Diane, Rita, Brother Felix... helpers helping everywhere. A week... of measuring, sawing, hoisting, nailing -- finally a roof! And yes, there stands a house, Sharonda's house, and Mama's.

Even better than her dream, Sharonda's house is now her home. And her story, lovingly told and powerfully pictured, is a testament to the work of many hands, of help and hammering and hope.

You and Me and Home Sweet Home was named an Honor Book for the Jane Addams Award.

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"In beautifully illustrated watercolor and pastel pencil pages, Sharonda -- and the reader -- see the house take shape.... As noted, this is a lovely story of faith in others and the determination of a group of people to have a positive impact in the lives of others." -- Children's Literature

"An author's note explains Lyon's participation with Habitat for Humanity in Kentucky, and the experience lends particular voices and authentic material to portray the effect of a caring community and the people who manipulate the power tools.... Certain to inspire others to participate in similar endeavors, this book will also resonate with those in need of receiving the grace illuminated here." --School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author George Ella Lyon
Illustrator Stephanie Anderson
ISBN 0689875894
Publication Date Oct 20, 2009
Publisher Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Award Winners Jane Addams Award
Language English