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In Lucia's Neighborhood: 08/01/13
Every neighborhood has rhythm and personality to it, born from the people who live there. In Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk celebrates that fact.
Lucia, a seven year old, takes us on a tour of her neighborhood through different times of the day. At each time of the day different people are up and different things are happening. Even at night, there's something going on — meals being served, celebrations, and music.
Lucia lives in a diverse, urban neighborhood, similar to the neighborhood down the hill from us. We're near the boarder between down town Hayward and the beginnings of more rural and unincorporated areas.
This book could easily be used in a classroom setting to encourage children to talk about what their own home streets or blocks are like. They could talk about the different times of day, traditions through out the year, and so forth.
I received a copy from NetGalley.