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A Bike Like Sergio's

by Maribeth Boelts
Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Published by Candlewick Press, 2016
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠩63666491

Ages 5-8

Everybody has a bike but Ruben. He longs for one like his friend Sergio抯, but he knows his family can抰 afford any kind of bicycle. So when Ruben sees a neighbor in the grocery store drop a hundred-dollar bill from her purse, he snatches it up and pockets it. It抯 enough to buy him a bike like Sergio抯. Will he do it? Ruben thinks through this ethical dilemma over the next day or so and ultimately decides to do the right thing. 揥hat you did wasn抰 easy, his dad tells him later, 揵ut it was right. Both text and pictures show a family living on the economic edge, facing realistic challenges in their day-to-day lives. Highly Commended, 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award 2017 Cooperative Children抯 Book Center

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