Sunday, February 15, 2009

One Green Apple

One Green Apple

Written by: Eve Bunting
Illustrated by: Ted Lewin

Elementary Grades

"As a Muslim girl rides in a hay wagon heading to an apple orchard on a class trip, the dupatta on her head setting her apart, she observes that while some of the children seem friendly, others are not. Her father has explained, …we are not always liked here. Our home country (never named in the story) and our new one have had difficulties. Later, when she puts a green apple into the cider press instead of a ripe red one as her classmates have done, they protest. But the cider from all their apples mixed together is delicious–a metaphor for the benefits of intermingling people who are different."

School Library Journal Review

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