The Coat

The Coat

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"This story is uplifting and will be a strong resource for teachers
to talk about the importance of kindness. VERDICT A must for all
libraries. It is not only a beautifully told story, but its message is
full of heart. Children will love engaging in 'what would I do?'
scenarios." - School Library Journal (starred review)

Ah, the coat. So warm, so beautiful, so red. It's all Elise has
really wanted, and she's been waiting forever. When will the coat be

Then, a chance encounter changes everything, revealing that
the pleasure that comes from belongings (even the perfect ones!) is no
match for the joy of helping others.

At turns lighthearted and poignant, The Coat offers
a glimpse at the hardships confronting those who are experiencing
homelessness, inspiring us to treat them with compassion and respect. A
downloadable discussion guide is available at

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