Comments for Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace: 02/15/15
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman is the story about a girl who loves to tell stories. Her class is putting on a play and she wants to be the star. The play is Peter Pan.
Now for anyone who has seen Peter Pan performed live, you know it's typical for a young, short, woman to play Peter's part. The children in the book though tease Grace for wanting to play Peter's role. She's further teased because she's black and Peter isn't.
Thankfully Grace has a supportive family. Not only is she given a well needed pep talk, she's shown other women who have done things they've been told only men can do.
Grace ends up taking the talk to heart and practices her lines to the point that she's the obvious choice to play Peter.
I listened to an audio version of the book. I would like to go back and read it as a picture book to see the accompanying illustrations by Caroline Binch
Comment #1: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 00:34:26
This sounds like a really empowering book! Yay!
Comment #2: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 21:49:35
Empowering's a good word for this book. Interestingly, Amazing Grace is included in my daughter's 3rd grade language arts textbook. She and I both want to read it in its original picture book format now.