Lee & Low Books
In Tanzania, Bernardi's mute grandfather makes him a wonderful music box and then helps him realize his dream of owning a soccer ball and going to school.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Poverty; Physical disability; living in poverty; mute; mute adult
Children's Africana Book Award, 2004, Winner, Best Book for Young Children
Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Recommended, Picture Book
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2004, Winner, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004
Choices, 2004 Picture Books for School-Age Children
soccer; toys; music box; marketplace; third world; Tanzania; tuition; singing
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie, "Babu's Song" (2003). Diverse Families. 1889.