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2009 Award
Jamaica Is Thankful
( by Juanita Havill/ illus. by Anne Sibley O’Brien, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score: )

When her friend offers an adorable kitten to Jamaica, she cannot refuse, even though she knows her brother, Ossie is allergic to cats. In the end, Jamaica realizes she cares more about her brother than having a cat. A no frills story that will ring true in many families. 4-8.


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