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Sister Anne's Hands
Contributor(s): Lorbiecki, Marybeth (Author), Popp, Wendy (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0140565345     ISBN-13: 9780140565348
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2000

Annotation: Set in the early 1960s, Anna has never seen anyone with dark skin, until she meets Sister Anne. At first Anna is afraid of her teacher, but she quickly discovers how wonder Sister Anne is, especially when she turns a racist remark into a powerful learning experience. Full-color illustrations.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 97026671
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 700 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Series: Picture Puffin Books
Physical Information: 0.22" H x 10" W x 10.55" (0.42 lbs) 40 pages
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 1960's
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 26924
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
An African American nun challenges the beliefs of her second-grade students in this thought-provoking picture book set in the 1960s.--Publishers Weekly

Sister Anne's hands are brown, and Anna's hands are white.

It's the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first she is afraid of her new second-grade teacher. But Anna quickly finds that there's no reason to be scared. Sister Anne is wonderful. She likes jokes and she makes math and reading fun. But then someone sails a paper airplane to her, with a cruel message written on its wings. Sister Anne's wise way of turning a painful incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna and her classmates. 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 and about the pain that ignorance can cause."--The Horn Book

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