Monday, January 11, 2016

Yard Sale (Eve Bunting)

This story made me a little sad, especially given the economic conditions here these days. Some of the kids in my class seemed to take it kind of serious, and to others it was funny, especially when someone asked if Callie was for sale.

Goodreads Summary:

When a family has to leave their house and move to a small apartment, it’s hard to let go of things—but having one another is what counts.

Almost everything Callie’s family owns is spread out in their front yard—their furniture, their potted flowers, even Callie’s bike. They can’t stay in this house, so they’re moving to an apartment in the city. The new place is "small but nice," Mom says, and most of their things won’t fit, so today they are having a yard sale. But it’s kind of hard to watch people buy your stuff, even if you understand why it has to happen. With sensitivity and grace, Eve Bunting and Lauren Castillo portray an event at once familiar and difficult, making clear that a home isn’t about what you have, but whom you hold close.

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