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Over the Shop

A girl lives with her grandparent in the back room of a sleepy grocer in this subtle wordless tale about how acceptance makes neighborhoods brighter. The detailed illustrations show each day starting like those before it: arranging goods, feeding an alley cat, and waiting to see if anyone will rent the apartment upstairs. There are no takers for the fixer-upper—until an enterprising couple moves in, giving the shop and its surroundings new life. At the book’s end, a new rainbow flag celebrates inclusion.

Reviewed by Michelle Anne Schingler

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