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Jamaica Louise James

by Amy Hest

Other authors: Sheila White Samton (Illustrator)

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“Jamaica Louise James” is a story of family devotion, love, and it shows children what they could do if the put their mind to it. The author and illustrator do a wonderful job of portraying the drive that Jamaica has for doing something special for his grandma. Also the author shows Jamaica’s determination when Jamaica says, “Every day I add a picture to my collection and every day I think about my cool idea.” This is showing that Jamaica is work very hard on his project for his Grammy. Then at the end of the book Jamaica and his mother go to the subway that his Grammy works at and hang all of his pictures. When his Grammy sees the pictures she is so happy and not only does Jamaica make his Grammy happy, but he seems to brighten the day of the subway passengers. This shows that they can accomplish what they set out to do and more if they put their mind to it. ( )
  brandib90 | Sep 19, 2013 |
This story is about Jamaica Louise James, a seven-year old girl who uses her artistic talent to surprise her grandma at work. ( )
  RayJones63 | Feb 29, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763602841, Paperback)

Down in the 86th Street subway station, a plaque bears the name "Jamaica Louise James, age 8." Who is Jamaica and what did she do? Sit back and enjoy because in this peppery story, Jamaica tells you all about it. With pictures as spunky as Jamaica Louise James herself, Amy Hest's inspiring tale reveals how important just one person—even someone aged eight—can be.

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On her eighth birthday Jamaica receives paints which she uses to surprise her grandmother and to brighten the subway station where Grammy works.

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