Gary Roen reviews “The Sideroad Kids”

 

“The SideRoad Kids” is a wonderful collection of stories for all ages to enjoy. The year is 1957 in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where things are very quiet until the some children in the area have a series of adventures that include a Christmas play, some newborn kittens, and a snowball fight. The tales stand alone but can be read in order as well for perfect reading enjoyment of a very different time in the country. “The Side Road Kids” is a great stocking-stuffer for Christmas.

Gary Roen
Senior Reviewer

The Side Road Kids: Tales From Chippewa County
Sharon M. Kennedy
Modern History Press
www.modernhistorypress.com
97816159960632, $18.95 pbk, $3.95 Kindle

Holidays with a Tail

SKU 978-1-61599-615-5
$15.95
A Tale of Winter Celebrations
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Young Alex is beyond excited on Christmas Eve. He knows that Christmas celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ, and he cannot wait for tomorrow to come - he wants a puppy of his own to play with and love. On Christmas Day, he opens a large box with, yes, a puppy inside. Alex names him Zipper! However, when grandparents come bearing gifts, Zipper bounds out of the open door. Mother and Alex then begin a neighborhood adventure as they search for a runaway dog and meet neighbors with different winter holiday celebrations and traditions: the Hindu Diwali, the Jewish Hanukkah, the Latinx Las Posadas and the African-American Kwanzaa. Alex then returns home for a Christmas feast, happy with his new canine companion and the knowledge that his neighborhood is filled with amazing people who are more alike than different.

"Kelly Darmofal takes her readers on an unexpected Christmas journey that leads her readers to discover the beauty of our diverse winter holidays! Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations is a book to read aloud to all!" -- Debbie McIntyre, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School

"With warmth and cheer, Darmofal captures Christmas Day in Holidays with a Tail. A day of adventure for a boy becomes a day of learning and connecting with others for a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions that differ from his own. A great holiday read!" -- Emily M. Cagle, Media Specialist at Meadowlark Elementary School

"With vibrant illustrations and easy-to-understand language, the author introduces us to five holiday celebrations enjoyed by families of different cultures. This book is non-judgmental and depicts appreciation for the differences among us. While it is intended for children, parents might also learn something new. Holidays with a Tail is a valuable resource if we plan to raise our children with an acceptance of diversity." -- Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, Author of Please Explain Vaccines to Me Because I HATE SHOTS!

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