In Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk

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Inspired by urban visionary Jane Jacobs, seven-year-old Lucia takes the reader through a day in her neighborhood and celebrates the people and places that make it feel like home. A great starting point for discussions on cities, this book will encourage readers to stop and smell the urban roses.

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Published March 1, 2013 by Kids Can Press. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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This Canadian import, adapted from an animated film, is an earnest effort to paint a positive picture of an urban neighborhood. Unfortunately, it fails to bring the narrator and her surroundings to life.

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PreS-Gr 2—A gentle salute to Jane Jacobs, an activist and promoter of vibrant urban communities. In this quiet story, Lucia and her grandmother talk about Jacobs's work and what really makes a neighborhood and gives it life. Then, the two take note of the people and activities in their immediate ...

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