The Weed That Woke Christmas

By Alayne Kay Christian, Polina Gortman (illustrator),

Book cover of The Weed That Woke Christmas: The Mostly True Tale of the Toledo Christmas Weed

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“A heartwarming holiday tale that proves even the littlest things can make a big difference.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The fine message about holiday spirit makes for a perfect read for parents seeking stories that encourage kids to feel empowered to begin changes that cross age and economic barriers. The Weed That…

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1 author picked The Weed That Woke Christmas as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love stories based on actual events, such as this. A scraggly plant grows in the middle of a traffic circle, and though most people ignore it as they pass by, a little girl wraps it in tinsel. More people add to it and even leave gifts under the decorated weed. Soon the community notices not just the little weed, but each other. Readers can find specific examples of kindness, not only in the text but in Gortman’s lovely illustrations. One of my favorites is where an older woman helps a homeless man find a job. The healing power of…

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