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One Good Thing About America

Told in the form of letters to her grandmother, this story of Anais, a nine- year-old immigrant from the Congo, tells of the adjustments she, her mother, and younger brother face in their new life in Maine.  Anais misses her father, older brother, and the grandmother who has asked her granddaughter to write to her and include “one good thing about America” in each letter. As she has new experiences like trick-or-treating and Christmas, Anais makes new friends yet she is always worried about the safety of her father and brother.  With a text that reflects the grammatical errors and misspellings of someone learning English, this is an insightful look at the life of a child new to the United States.