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.
This Jane Addams Honor-winning book tells the story of a how a community comes together to build a house for a mother and daughter. Kids will delight at Sharonda's realization that her dream is coming true, and watch with fascination as her house goes from a dream to reality. Full of energy and life, this book is a celebration of cooperation, generosity, and the joy of building a space that makes a difference.
"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
|4 - 8
|George Ella Lyon
|Oct 20, 2009
|Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
|Jane Addams Award