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Sweet, Sweet Memory by Jacqueline Woodson
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Sweet, Sweet Memory

by Jacqueline Woodson

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A little girl's grandpa dies and her family gathers for the funeral and to remember their lost loved one. The girl is surrounded by her family and listens to them as they recall their favorite memories. The little girl does not want to share a memory, but when pressed she opens up and shares. This book does a good job showing children how various people handle death. This book is easily relatable for children. ( )
  mferaci | Apr 9, 2015 |
An African American girl is transitioning from her grandfather's death. Her grandfather, while alive would grow plants. Now that he is gone, her relatives come to give condolences to remind her of her great grandfather. Now, she will grow plants like her grandfather. This becomes her sweet memory as the title of the book. A must read for K-3 grad because it has a point. Her grandfather dies, she is saddened a bit, but pulls her feet back up and works her way up again. ( )
  sabdelaz | Feb 9, 2014 |
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  activelearning | Dec 19, 2013 |
This book is the greatest example of the oral tradition that I have ever read. I would read this book to kids to hammer home the importance of listening to the stories of older people around them. ( )
  ktankers | Oct 1, 2013 |
It is very difficult to write a childrens book about death and the greiving processs, but Woodson nails it with this one.
  mrea | Sep 26, 2013 |
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A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

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