Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Hoffman, Mary

Amazing Grace. ISBN 0-8037-104002. New York: Dial, 1991. $16.991$6.99. Grace is a young African American girl who loves acting and wants to try out for the title role in her school’s production of Peter Pan. Some of her classmates discourage her, but her grandmother tells her that she can be anything she wants if she puts her mind to it. With the support and encouragement of her grandmother, Grace auditions for the part and everyone in the class votes for her. This book portrays the grandmother as capable, sensitive, and an integral part of the family. It shows old and young enjoying each other and learning from each other.

Grades PS-3 Waldenbooks Best Children’s Book Award

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