DescriptionThis inspiring book is based on the true story of the children of the barrio of San Jose de la Urbina in Caracas, Venezuela. There are no parks where they live, and the children must play in the streets. They ask the mayor for an empty lot to build a playground, but all they get are campaign promises. They know that they are the only ones who will make something happen, so they get their friends and family involved until the whole barrio unites to create a space of their own.
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Founded in 1975, Annick Press is a leading Canadian publisher of books for children of all ages. Best known as the publisher of Robert Munsch's classic picture books, Annick has expanded its publishing program to include cutting edge books for young adults and innovative non-fiction. Annick's epithet of "Excellence and Innovation in Children's Literature, " stands behind every book they publish.
It is a story of self-reliance and what can be accomplished with commitment and energy. A great story!
A heartwarming story which can be understood by young urbanites. It is a story of self-reliance and what can be accomplished with commitment and energy. A great story! With creative, unrelenting characters, The Streets are Free is a realistic, hearty, not-to-be missed read. A community action inspiring story for people everywhere.