Book of the Month

Book of the Month - October
 
Thank You, Omu!
By Oge Mora
 
 
 

A generous woman is rewarded by her community in this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for the Thanksgiving season, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street. 


Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's ("Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in the Igbo language but the author used it for “Gramma”) delicious stew! One by one,  the neighbors follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself? 


This book could be incorporated into lessons on sharing and empathy and would work well during the Thanksgiving season.

 

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