Sister Anne's Handsby Marybeth Lorbiecki, Wendy Popp (Illustrator)
It's the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin-until she meets Sister Anne. At first she is afraid of her new teacher, but she quickly discovers how wonderful Sister Anne is. Then one of Anna's classmates directs a racist remark toward Sister Anne. The teacher's wise way of turning the incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna. This moving, timeless tale is perfectly illustrated with luminous, glowing paintings.
"With humor and understanding, Lorbiecki writes about a young girl's coming to terms with racial differences." -The Horn Book
( A Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year
( Winner of a 1999 Storytelling World Award
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Great story. My Kindergarten students loved it. Very moving and leads to a great discussion.