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An angel just like me

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
Available (6)
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books CHRISTMAS PICT H F HOFFMAN 1997
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Picture Books
 
Call Number  CHRISTMAS PICT H F HOFFMAN 1997
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Holiday CHOL HOFF
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Holiday
 
Call Number  CHOL HOFF
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Holiday/Seasonal CLMS RETD
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Holiday/Seasonal
 
Status  CLMS RETD
 
 
Summary
As Tyler and his family decorate the Christmas tree, he begins to wonder: Why are all the Christmas tree angels blonde-haired, pink-cheeked little girls? Aren't there any black angels? No one can answer his question - not his mom, not his dad, not even Carl, the mall Santa. As Tyler combs the stores looking for a black angel, he discovers there are none to be found. But sometimes Santa has a surprise or two in his sleigh . . . Beautifully written and illustrated, this appealing story tackles the serious issues of race and gender in a way that all children can understand.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-7. The Christmas-tree angel breaks, and Tyler wants to get a new angel that looks like him. But as he soon discovers, African American male angels are in short supply. Tyler discusses the situation with Carl, the young black artist who is moonlighting as Santa at the department store. For Christmas, Carl sends the boy a special present, a carved wooden angel that looks just like Tyler. In the last spread, Tyler is telling Carl that his friends all want angels that look like them. Behind Tyler stands a group of multiracial kids. If you overlook the fact that finding African American angels in department stores probably isn't that difficult today (boy angels are another question), the rest of the story is sweet and amusing and should make children think a bit about the various faces that God can wear. The book's artwork, watercolor and pencil on illustration board, is bright and alive. Although the pictures are by a different illustrator than those for Hoffman's Amazing Grace (1991), the effect is similar--a real child in search of himself comes alive in the art. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Angels -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Van Wright, Cornelius.
Hu, Ying-Hwa.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0803722656
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