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Big Red Lollipop

Big Red Lollipop

by Rukhsana Khan Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

This wise picture book offers a compassionate and humorous look at the challenges two sisters face in a new culture.

Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party in America, but her mother insists that she bring along her little sister. Little Sana behaves as badly as Rubina imagines she will, and even eats Rubina's precious lollipop. And yet, when Sana is invited to her first American party, Rubina is not spiteful toward her little sister and explains to their mother that in America children aren't expected to bring their siblings to parties.

The illustrations draw attention to the family's Pakistani heritage, but the story transcends culture and offers an opportunity to talk about forgiveness and the challenges of family life that affect all children.

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Realistic Fiction

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Rukhsana Khan
Sophie Blackall

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