Jamaica and Brianna

Jamaica and Brianna

by Juanita Havill

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It's wintertime again, and Jamaica has to wear her brother Ossie's hand-me-down boots. She finds herself envious of her friend Brianna's pink boots with the fuzzy cuffs, and Brianna teases her about her ugly, old "boy" boots. But one word brings reconciliation for the two friends.

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ISBN-13: 9780606087858
Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1996

About the Author

Juanita Havill is the author of many picture books including several stories about Jamaica. She and her husband have two grown children.

Anne Sibley O'Brien has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the Jamaica stories. She has two grown children and lives with her husband and cat in Maine.

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amberntaylor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jamaica hates having to wear her brothers old snow boots. When her best friend Brianna makes fun of them at school, Jamaica hates them even more. She feels lucky when the hole in the boots get bigger, and she gets to go to the store to buy a new pair. She chooses a brand new pair of cowboy looking ones and loves them. When she wears them to school Brianna says they aren¿t ¿in¿. This makes Jamaica sad so she tells Brianna that her boots are ugly. On Monday at school, Jamaica and Brianna talk about their snow boot and why they said hatful things about each others pair of boots. I thought this book was very simply and sweet. I think that every young child could understand and relate to this story. The only little bit of multicultural aspect in this story was the pictures of Jamaica and her family show they are black, and Brianna seems to be of Asian descend. I think this is a great story and made even better by using different colored children as characters, considering most books use white children. It¿s good to use a variety in the classroom, since you will have all different ethnicities in the classroom.You could have the children draw a picture of a pair of old hand-me-down shoes they once had and then the new pair they got to buy. You could also play a game were the children have to swap shoes and wear them for a while. You should especially talk about hurting peoples feels and how clothes don¿t make the person.