Two normally sensitive girls repent of "making fun" of the poor girl in their class who says she has a hundred dresses.
When was the last time you used the word "derisively" in a conversation with your children? One of the amazing benefits of reading great books as part of your homeschool curriculum is that you introduce words like these into your children's vocabulary. But more than that, these titles provide opportunities to consider important — sometimes painful — topics, like dealing with guilt and bullying. This story provides a child-accessible glimpse into the past and how cultures can grate against one another, like many other inspiring and sobering tales in your Kindergarten or Sonlight A package.