By Loretta Long, Ron Garnett
Courtney is particularly excited. Her 7th birthday is just a couple of days away, and her mom has deliberate a distinct occasion. All of Courtney's classmates can be invited, together with Courtney's ally, Dejana. Courtney and Dejana were most sensible pals for a very long time. They trip the bus to varsity jointly; they sit down subsequent to one another at school. It hasn't ever mattered to them that one is white and one is black. Dejana is happy, too. within the days top as much as the get together, she works not easy at numerous bizarre jobs so she will be able to purchase a distinct reward to offer to her pal. but if the invites to the occasion are handed out, Dejana does not obtain one. Courtney's mom does not wish Dejana to wait. either Dejana and Courtney are devastated. yet friendship wins the day while Courtney's decision forces her mom to alter her brain. In attractive prose, actress and educator Loretta lengthy exhibits that loyalty and backbone can conquer racial prejudice and lack of know-how.
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Mrs. Crowley smiled, too. “It wouldn’t have been a birthday party without my best friend,” Courtney said to Diana. Diana gave Courtney her present and the two friends skipped into the house. Their mothers followed them as the girls sang — Seven, Seven, Seven Just like heaven Seven, Seven, Seven Today we BOTH ar e seven! COURTNEY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY About the Author and the Illustrator Dr. Loretta Long is an actress and educator, who has entertained children for over thirty years in her television role as “Susan” on Sesame Street.
If the parents believed that when exclusion occurs action by parents must be taken to include the excluded child. 3. If the parents had really accepted that the two girls were best friends. 4. If the parents had called each other on the phone and talked to each other. 5. If the parents had scheduled play dates at both homes prior to the birthday party and the parents had spent time getting to know each other. This book reminds us that our children need much less of our destructive behavior and much more of our support and love as they develop wonderful friendships.
This is her first picture book. She lives in West New York, NJ. This is his first picture book published by Just Us Books. Ron lives in Kansas City, MO. AFTERWORD BY Valeria O. D. Friendships are very important to children. They allow children to enjoy special interests and they can provide safe places for children to develop skills, like sharing, loyalty and honesty. In this compelling book, Dr. Loretta Long shows how two best friends, one black and one white, face the pain caused by a parent who fails to acknowledge and respect their friendship.
Courtney's Birthday Party by Loretta Long, Ron Garnett