Dear Whiskers

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Ann Whitehead Nagda
Illustrator(s):
Stephanie Roth
Age Group:
7-12
Publisher:
Scholastic
ISBN:
978-0439375894
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

As part of an assignment, Jenny must write to a second grader pretending that she is a mouse living in the child's desk. Unlike her classmates, Jenny struggles with the letter. When everyone begins receiving replies from their young pen pals, Jenny is first embarrassed by her correspondent's brief letter and soon discovers that Sameera has just arrived from Saudi Arabia and is not fluent in English. As Jenny works with her they slowly become friends.

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