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Amber was Brave, Essie was Smart

Amber was Brave, Essie was Smart

by Vera B. Williams Illustrated by Vera B. Williams

Poignant and funny details of everyday life are abundant in Williams portrayal of two sisters coping with a jailed father, a working mother, and the struggle this brings. There is joyful play, friendship, and sisterly love to see them through some very hard times.

“Convey's the girls' resilience and vulnerability in the face of parental absence.”-Horn Book

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Poetry, Songs, Verse, Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Vera B. Williams
Vera B. Williams

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