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Donavan is fascinated by words. They seem to leap out at him from books, signs, even the back of cereal boxes. He savors each word as he learns to say it and discovers its meaning. He keeps the words he collects on slips of paper in a big glass jar. But one day the jar is almost full and Donavan has a dilemma. How can he make room for new words without giving up all the terrific words already in his jar? A visit to his grandmother provides the unexpected solution in this heartwarming story about how important words can be.

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Monalisa DeGross wrote Donavan's Word Jar and Granddaddy's Street Songs. She works at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore as Project Manager of the Family Reading Circle, where she meets and observes children of all ages. Ms. DeGross lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near her children, Donavan and Nikki, and her grandchildren, Shaundrea, Annalisa, and August. In addition to her work as an author, she is also a locally celebrated playwright.



Monalisa DeGross has long been involved in the world of children's literature through her job in the Office of Children and Youth at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD, where she lives. This is her first book for children.

Cheryl Hanna is the illustrator of several books for children, including An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux, a 1987 Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Gr. 2-3, younger for reading aloud. Some of Donavan's friends collect marbles or coins or comics or buttons. He collects words. He writes down words he finds--from ballyhoo blazing across a billboard to nutrition on the cereal box--and keeps them all in a jar. When the jar is full, he asks his parents, his third-grade teacher, and his grandma how to keep his words safe, until he realizes that words are meant to be shared. The message in this first chapter book is upbeat, almost a fable at times, with echoes of the mythic genie in a jar; but the story is also rooted in the everyday world of Donovan's affectionate African American family. Above all, the words themselves are a delight: silly words such as squabble and bamboozle, soft words like hush, mysterious words like hieroglyphic, people words like cantankerous. The words surprise you with their sound and their meaning. Kids will see that language is play and that it makes people a community. The many full-page illustrations were not seen in galley, but the warm cover will pull readers in. Hazel Rochman

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