Cathy recommends: Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming
Genre: Fact-based fiction
Reading Level: Picture book
Summary: One well-meaning child benefits an entire town in a foreign country.
Cathy says: This book left me with a smile on my face. A child who joined USA’s Children’s Aid Society after WWII devastated parts of Europe sends a bar of soap, a pair of socks, and a bar of chocolate to a child in a small town in Holland. As the needs of these townspeople become known to the Indiana town, the generosity blossoms, as does the Dutch child and her community. How can a poor town repay such kindness? They do so in a clever way. The author’s mother is the little girl from Indiana.
This title is available at Tyler Free Library.