Sitti's Secretsby Naomi Shihab Nye, Nancy Carpenter
When Sitti, an American girl, goes to visit her grandmother in her small Middle Eastern village on the other side of the world, they don't need words to understand each other's heart. "A thoughtful, loving affirmation of the bonds that transcend language barriers, time zones, and national borders."--School Library Journal. Full color.
Meet the Author
Nancy Carpenter is the prolific illustrator of Apples to Oregon, Abe Lincoln, and Fannie in the Kitchen, as well as several other titles published by Simon & Schuster. She also illustrated Sitti’s Secrets, which won the Jane Addams Picture Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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This is a wonderful story of how communication and understanding can take place between strangers who think they do not speak the same language. Sitti and her grandmother reach beyond words to communicate and create a lasting bond. This is a story that is perfect for today's children who need to see how we can understand those who seem to be so very different from ourselves and that we can find wonderful secrets and memories to share.