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Review: Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day by Tameka Fryer Brown

By Tina Vasquez, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 30, 2010

Around Our Way on Neighbors' DayAround Our Way on Neighbors’ Day

by Tameka Fryer Brown (Author), Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 1, 2010)

In Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day a young narrator guides us through her wonderfully diverse neighborhood that is swirling with activity in preparation for Neighbor’s Day, a community gathering as much about friends as it is about food.

On her way home from a long day of playing double dutch with her friends, our young guide leads the way from barber shop to chess game, basketball game to her mother’s kitchen and she encounters friends and neighborhood characters all along the way.

This is a fun, rhythmic read that showcases a multi-ethnic community joining together to share some laughs and more than a few servings of rice and beans, collard greens, mac and cheese, and grilled lime chicken- all contributed by various families in the area. Throw some dancing into the mix and you’ve got one heck of a party.

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