Publication Date: October 3, 2023
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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
From the multiple award-winning creator of Small in the City and the illustrator of I Talk Like a River comes a fresh and moving look at memories, filtered through the mind of a child.
Tucked in bed at a new apartment, a boy and his mother trade favorite memories. Some are idyllic, like a picnic with Dad, but others are more surprising: a fall from a bike into soft piled hay, the smell of an old oil lamp when a rainstorm blew the power out.
Now it’s just the two of them, and the house where all those memories happened is far away. But maybe someday, this will be a favorite memory, too: happy and sad, an end and a beginning intertwined.
In a series of wistful, bucolic vignettes, as achingly fleeting as childhood memories always become, Sydney Smith takes us into the mind of a young person processing a bevy of complex emotions and experiences. Do You Remember? is a stirring meditation on holding fast to the best of the past, and choosing to believe the future holds good yet to come.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
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