Sofie and the City

Sofie and the City

Book - 2006
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A heartfelt story about a homesick young girl whose new friend helps her learn to like her new home. Sofie doesn't like living in big American city and would rather go back to Senegal. "It is really too ugly here," she tells her grandmother on the phone. "I think I should come home." "Before you come back," her grandmother sayds, "you'll just have to make it pretty." But how can Sofie ever make the city pretty? It all begins when she meets a girl with a box of chalk.
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press,� 2006
ISBN: 9781590782736
1590782739
Branch Call Number: E GRAN
Additional Contributors: Montecalvo, Janet

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Feeling ignored by her family and disliking her new home in America, Sofie expresses her desire to go home to Senegal every week when she talks to her grandmother over the phone-- that is, until she makes a new friend! The vibrant sidewalk art the two friends create together brilliantly illustrates the turn-around Sofie experiences as she begins to feel accepted.

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