This touching story moved me to tears, and it is a very rare children's book that can do that. A great read for many reasons....for adoptive or non-traditional families, for reflecting diversity (including poor families), etc. etc. It is real, full of love and hope (as well as the gritty harshness of living in a city).
Old man Joseph never imagined a family could start this way. When he finds a baby abandoned on a lonely L.A. street, he vows to raise it as his own. He’s an old farmer and knows nothing of parenting, even less about raising a Mexican baby.Yet Joseph keeps his promise and with time he realizes that even in the darkest barrio, there is a world to explore, songs and stories to be shared. Even in the darkest barrio, there is love.
Illustrated by Caldecott-Honor Medal winner Carol Byard and beautifully told by Tony Johnston, Angel City is a moving tribute to the strength of family no matter its form.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:12 -0400)