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Melena’s Jubilee



    Bank Street College Best Book of the Year

    Outstanding Book, Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California

    50 Picture Books for Super Sum- mer Reading, Black

    Children’s Books and Authors
    A Teaching for Change selection


    Forgive and be forgiven. It sounds so appealing—why doesn’t it happen every day? Finding herself forgiven on a rain-scrubbed morning after a difficult day, Melena seizes her fresh start and shares the song in her heart with her family and friends. It’s a day of new beginnings. It’s Melena’s jubilee. Melena is thoroughly appealing and so is this Own Voices story.

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