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The devastation of Harvey is overwhelmingly present both for those on site and those helplessly watching from afar.
That’s not the only bad news that might be greying your spirit these days. Here’s a brief selection of some of my favorite books that swell our hearts with hope.
Each is linked to my original review.
When a young family is forced out of their home, another most surprising place becomes available.
The classic story of a terrible house fire and the pluck, love, and community that bring about restoration.
An American girl rallies her friends to ship boxes of needed supplies to a devastated community in post-war Holland.
A Cameroonian girl hears of the Great Depression in America and raises money to send from her impoverished community.
One gentle zookeeper falls ill and the dear animals he’s cared for so well return the favor.
An African-American maid acts as true companion, dear friend, and life saver to her small white charge.
A broken city and broken soul are transformed by beauty.
One of my all-time favorite chapter books, about a homeless young family, a homeless old man, and the power of love.