Monday, April 8, 2013

Got to have Hope

HOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons with illustrations by Don Tate. Putnam, 2013.

Hope's father steals away one night to join in the war. He hands Hope a conch shell, has her listen, tells her that this is the sound of hope. She must hold on to the hope that her father will return once the war is over, that the family will be reunited. New of the Emancipation reaches Hope and her family, but still her father has not returned. It is harder and harder to hold onto that elusive hope.

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