Sister Anne's Hands   -     By: Marybeth Lorbiecki
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Sister Anne's Hands

Puffin / 2000 / Paperback

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It's the early 1960's, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first she is afraid of her new second-grade teacher. But Anna quickly finds that there's no reason to be scared. Sister Anne is wonnderful. She likes jokes and she makes math and reading fun. But then someone sails a paper airplane to her, with a cruel message written on its wings. Sister Anne's wise way of turning a painful incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna and her classmates. This moving, timeless tale is perfectly illustrated with luminous, glowing paintings.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 168
Vendor: Puffin
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 X .13 (inches)
ISBN: 0140565345
ISBN-13: 9780140565348
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Ages: 3-5

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Set in the early 1960s, Anna has never seen anyone with dark skin, until she meets Sister Anne. At first Anna is afraid of her teacher, but she quickly discovers how wonder Sister Anne is, especially when she turns a racist remark into a powerful learning experience. Full-color illustrations.

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  1. Jen Freeman
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    excellent book
    December 20, 2010
    Jen Freeman
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    Meets Expectations: 4
    Fortunatly my children are surrounded by a variety of people of any diffrent backgrounds. It is hard for them to understand that some people might have a hard time with skin color being an issue. However this is a great book to introduce the issues that come with prejudice.
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