How can Flora complete her class assignment to make a Father’s Day card when she’s never met her father? A Card For My Father by Samantha Thornhill with illustrations by Morgan Clement is the first title in a trilogy of picture books exploring the lasting effects, big and small, of a father’s incarceration on his first-grade daughter, Flora. When Flora's class has to make Father's Day cards, she bonds with a classmate who also doesn't have a father and instead makes a card for President Obama. Desperate to know her father but afraid to ask her mother about him, Flora asks strangers and imagines myriad dads, but it's not until she asks her mother if she can send her father a card that Flora begins to understand, even if she doesn't quite know it yet. Graphic novel format perfect for young readers.
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Selected as a White Ravens 2019 book by the International Youth Library, which writes that "this topical book provides a much-needed incentive to discuss imprisonment – but also absent fathers in general – with young readers."
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