Read for Me, Mama

Rahaman, Vashanti

Published by Boyds Mills Press, 1997
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Synopsis: Thursday is library day, Joseph's 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 doesn't know how to read. Vashanti Rahaman's compassionate story of how a mother and son face the challenge of literacy is told with warmth and sensitivity, while Lori McElrath-Eslick's bold and beautiful oil paintings light the pages with images of hope and love.

Review: Thursday is library day. It's Joseph's favorite day of the week, partly because the librarian, Mrs. Ricardo, reads such great stories and partly because he can take two books home, one easy and one hard. While Joseph's mom--a busy single working mother--has a knack for storytelling (even making geraniums and empty lots sound exciting), she always manages to sidestep her son's requests to read the "hard book" to him. The truth comes out in church, where she decides it's time to learn to read, then actually does so with the help of her son. This compassionate story, illustrated with warm, richly colored oil paintings, addresses the issue of adult literacy in a gentle, hopeful way. Vashanti Rahaman--author of O Christmas Tree and A Little Salmon for Witness--is a frequent contributor to Cricket and Highlights for Children. Lori McElrath-Eslick illustrated Nancy White-Carlstrom's Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? and I Am Christmas. (Ages 6 to 10)

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Title: Read for Me, Mama
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
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