We Stand on the Shoulders of Those Who Came Before!

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone; illustrations by Ted Lewin Dedicated to her father’s memory AND the pursuit of the “American Dream”, Elisa Bartone’s  1994 Caldecott Honor Book provides a favorite theme of mine for the picture book – showing a window back into the immigrant American experience, in all its variations, which slips further…

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