By Loretta Long, Ron Garnett
Courtney is especially excited. Her 7th birthday is just a number of days away, and her mom has deliberate a distinct social gathering. All of Courtney's classmates may be invited, together with Courtney's ally, Dejana. Courtney and Dejana were top associates for a very long time. They experience the bus to college jointly; they sit down subsequent to one another at school. It hasn't ever mattered to them that one is white and one is black. Dejana is worked up, too. within the days top as much as the celebration, she works difficult at a number of bizarre jobs so she will be able to purchase a different reward to provide to her pal. but if the invites to the social gathering are handed out, Dejana does not obtain one. Courtney's mom does not wish Dejana to wait. either Dejana and Courtney are devastated. yet friendship wins the day while Courtney's choice forces her mom to alter her brain. In attractive prose, actress and educator Loretta lengthy exhibits that loyalty and resolution can triumph over racial prejudice and lack of understanding.
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D. Friendships are very important to children. They allow children to enjoy special interests and they can provide safe places for children to develop skills, like sharing, loyalty and honesty. In this compelling book, Dr. Loretta Long shows how two best friends, one black and one white, face the pain caused by a parent who fails to acknowledge and respect their friendship. Courtney’s mother’s act of exclusion (no invitation for Diana to the birthday party) was unacceptable and incomprehensible to the children.
This is her first picture book. She lives in West New York, NJ. This is his first picture book published by Just Us Books. Ron lives in Kansas City, MO. AFTERWORD BY Valeria O. D. Friendships are very important to children. They allow children to enjoy special interests and they can provide safe places for children to develop skills, like sharing, loyalty and honesty. In this compelling book, Dr. Loretta Long shows how two best friends, one black and one white, face the pain caused by a parent who fails to acknowledge and respect their friendship.
If the parents believed that when exclusion occurs action by parents must be taken to include the excluded child. 3. If the parents had really accepted that the two girls were best friends. 4. If the parents had called each other on the phone and talked to each other. 5. If the parents had scheduled play dates at both homes prior to the birthday party and the parents had spent time getting to know each other. This book reminds us that our children need much less of our destructive behavior and much more of our support and love as they develop wonderful friendships.