Lila and the Crow

Lila and the Crow

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Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone. The next day, Lila covers her hair. But this time, the boy points at her dark skin. When she covers her face, he mocks her dark eyes. Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. Lila ignores the bird and even throws rocks at it, but it won't go away. Meanwhile, the great autumn festival is approaching. While the other kids prepare their costumes, Lila is sadder and lonelier than ever. At her lowest point of despair, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.
Publisher: Toronto ;, Berkeley ;, Vancouver :, Annick Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781554518579
Branch Call Number: E Grimard
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rogosin, Debbie
Ayer, Paula


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May 30, 2018

This is a beautiful story. The illustrations are amazing. I would put a couple of them on my wall. The story is timeless and a gentle way to start talking about diversity.

I was in tears as I was reading it to the kids today.


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