Freeman, Ruth

One Good Thing About America

(3) 4-6 Congolese refugee Anaïs, newly arrived in Maine, sends letters to her grandmother; Oma insists that each letter include "one good thing about America." Anaïs's chatty letters (including common mistakes made by English-language learners) are full of news about her little brother and mother; their housing situation; and her classmates, including immigrants from other countries. A solid realistic story about contemporary immigration. Author's note. Websites.


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