Fullerton, Alma

When the Rain Comes

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Kim La Fave. A perilous flash flood threatens a young Sri Lankan girl's life and her village's livelihood. A spare and lyrical text that details Malini's harrowing adventure is accompanied by expressive, brightly colored illustrations with ample open space. Endnotes explain the realities of child labor, poverty, and a dependence on rice as a staple crop in Sri Lanka. A powerful portrait of a child's bravery and perseverance.


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