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An Angel Just Like Me
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
As Tyler and his family decorate the Christmas tree, he begins to wonder: Why are all the Christmas tree angels blonde-haired, pink-cheeked little girls? Aren’t there any black angels? No one can answer his question — not his mom, not his dad, not even Carl, the mall Santa.
As Tyler combs the stores looking for a black angel, he discovers there are none to be found. But sometimes Santa has a surprise or two in his sleigh.
Beautifully written and illustrated, this appealing story tackles the serious issues of race and gender in a way that all children can understand.
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Mary Hoffman is the UK author of well over a hundred published books, mainly for children and teenagers. Recently she has written two adult novels under the pseudonyms Kate Snow and Amy Lovell.
She is well known for picture books like Amazing Grace and its sequels and the YA sequence Stravaganza as well as historical fiction like The Falconer's Knot and information book like The Great Big Book of Families.
She has won a few prizes and her books have been translated into 30 languages. She lives in a converted barn near Oxford and has three grown-up daughters all working in the arts.