Lent Read 31 and 32: YOU CAN BE A FRIEND by Tony and Lauren Dungy | YASMIN'S HAMMER by Ann Malaspina, Illustrated by Doug Chayka

An inspiring story about a Bangladeshi girl who wants to go to school but must work as a bricklayer. Thanks to hard work and a loving family, Yasmin's dream comes true. I hope with all my heart that she is representative of the children we'd see in Dhaka working from dawn to dusk. A wonderful read; highly recommended.
Finally! A picture book featuring a suburban African-American family that has nothing to do with slavery or racism. The message about friendship is beautifully told.