The Queen on Our Corner

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Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 14 Nov 2021
Publisher Spotlight, Lantana Publishing

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Description

A thought-provoking story that encourages us all to sit up and take notice.

Nobody notices the queen on the corner. Nobody, that is . . . except one young girl. Through her eyes, the woman who dwells in the abandoned plot is a warrior queen, with many battles fought and won. When, one day, danger comes to the street and the queen on the corner sounds the alarm, the little girl must find a way to thank her. Can she bring the community together to turn the queen's corner into a home?

“This hopeful tale uses a youthful view of the world to imagine what our society could be like if all people and their experiences were valued and respected. Sweet and thought-provoking”—Kirkus Reviews

“Told from the viewpoint of a small child, it gently reminds us that everyone has a story – struggles and successes, ups and downs – and everyone needs a place to call home"—Julia Green, children's author

"A beautiful and thought provoking book for children – and adults – that shines a light on some of the issues surrounding homelessness. And it’s inspired by real people. Like the author says: Look out for the Queens and Kings”—Shelter Homeless Charity

A thought-provoking story that encourages us all to sit up and take notice.

Nobody notices the queen on the corner. Nobody, that is . . . except one young girl. Through her eyes, the woman who...


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ISBN 9781911373889
PRICE $17.99 (USD)

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This is such a sweet, gentle story with a wonderful message. A young girl notices a woman experiencing homelessness in her neighborhood and sees her through the eyes of a child, noticing her essential humanity and recognizing her stories and contributions. Together with her mother, they help the rest of the neighbors take an interest and act as a community to help. This is told in very simple, kid-friendly language and the tone is positive and hopeful. Younger kids might not quite understand the nuances of the text, but can still benefit from a nice story about respect and compassion. It should be possible to delve a little deeper with mid-elementary kids. The illustrations are lively and detailed and work well to bring the story to life. This would be a great addition to school, classroom, and community libraries! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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