Marguerite de Angeli is making a very definite contribution to young people's knowledge of regional and racial cultural...

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Marguerite de Angeli is making a very definite contribution to young people's knowledge of regional and racial cultural groups in this country. In Henner's Lydia she wrote of the Pennsylvania Dutch; In Thee, Hannah, of the Quakers; in this new story, her central character is a little Negro girl. In a warm and friendly family story, against a Pennsylvania setting, she touches lightly, and with integrity, on the Negro problem as it affects little April, her life at school, her friendships, her scout troop. At a picnic she first encounters racial prejudice in lonely little Phyllis, but her gift for friendship overrides even this, and she makes a friend of Phyllis, too. Four color jacket, end-papers and 6 illustrations, along with numerous decorative drawings in black and white, will make this excellent merchandise as well as reliably good material for public libraries and private bookshelves.

Pub Date: July 11, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1946