Dominique's Thrifted Treasures


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$18.99  $17.66
Free Spirit Publishing
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10.19 X 10.19 X 0.39 inches | 1.02 pounds

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About the Author

Margarett McBride, M.A., is a Developmental Psychology Ph.D. candidate who resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas but is proudly from Saginaw, Michigan.

Margarett has had several family members impacted by the criminal legal system and uses her work to uplift the experiences of marginalized people. During her undergraduate experience, she cofacilitated arts-based workshops for formerly incarcerated people through the Prison Creative Arts Project in Michigan.

Currently, she is an instructor for an "Introduction to Psychology" college course where she teaches people who are incarcerated through the UNC Correctional Education Program. Through her research, she studies how neighborhood experiences influence Black youth and family well-being and development.

Margarett also loves creating art through her business, Made By Margarett, LLC, volunteering at community festivals, and working with organizations to help them increase a sense of belonging for the community members.


"Dominique's Thrifted Treasures is a touching story that explores the beauty of community and shared experiences. Through a seamlessly inclusive narrative, Margarett highlights a kind of magic that exists in the real world--the kind that can only be discovered through true human connection--made even more relatable through the perspective of a child."--Leo Sheng, The L Word: Generation Q actor and advocate
"A heartwarming story that celebrates individual and communal identity through hand-me-down clothes, the memories they carry, and the opportunity they provide to make them our own. A beautiful and important book for young readers!"--Gabriella Aldeman, children's book author of Paula's Patches and Squawk of Spanish
"The love and appreciation for Dominique, shown not only by Pawpaw, but by neighbors and others in this tight-knit community, are palpable in this positive story of clothing, community, and connection."--Mélina Mangal, award-winning author of Jayden's Secret Ingredient and other children's books
"Layered with emotion, love, and self-expression, Dominique's Thrifted Treasures is sure to delight young readers as they follow Dominique on their thrifting journey. With a loving intergenerational family and tight-knit community, Dominique will help all children know they deserve to be seen, loved, and accepted for exactly who they are."--Kailei Pew, author of The Monster Above the Bed and other children's books
"Margarett McBride's rhythms and wordplay make Dominique's Thrifted Treasures a book made to be read aloud, read aloud again, and then shared with others who will want to read it again, too. Genuine voice, lively dialogue, and musical intonations create an experience as rich as Dominique's. The uniqueness and love of the intergenerational characters are grounded in caring family and community, and nuanced messages of lost and found further animate the story."--Susie Wilde, M.Ed., Igniting Writing
"A heartwarming story about the memories we keep. Perfect for young and older readers alike, this intergenerational book seamlessly weaves together themes of connection, nostalgia, and the joy of using clues to connect us to our pasts."--Tonya Abari, author of Locs, Not Dreads; My Hair, My Crown; and other books for children
"Dominique's Thrifted Treasures is the book that keeps on giving. With a narrative that calls you home and dances through your mind long after you turn the final page, this book will leave readers ready to uncover the stories behind the overlooked treasures in their own lives. A gift for readers of all ages that will encourage and restore meaningful intergenerational conversations for years to come."--Ebony Mudd, children's book author