Safe Place

Safe Place

by Maxine Trottier, Judith Friedman

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3Emily recalls her father's abusive behavior (yelling pictured, and hitting and broken arm alluded to) that has brought her and her mother to a shelter for battered women and their children. Children play, talk out disagreements rather than hit, and plant bulbs so that in the spring the flowers will "make us think of the kids and their mothers who have come here and gone away to start a new life." The facile but reassuring story tells youngsters that there are safe places, that it is all right to be frightened, and that things work out. (At the story's conclusion, Emily and her mother are on the way to an apartment, a new school, and a new job for the mother.) Graphite drawings show a clean and comforting shelter, warm supportive adult women, and a multicultural population.Susan Hepler, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA

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Whitman, Albert & Company
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Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.36(d)
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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