About the Author & Illustrator
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.