Home Sweet Neighborhood
Home Sweet Neighborhood
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Home Sweet Neighborhood

Written and illustrated by Michelle Mulder
Published by Orca Book Publisher
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Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along the sidewalks and make space for kids’ chalk drawings, and you’ve set the scene for a thriving community. Placemaking—personalizing public and semi-private spaces like front yards—is a growing trend in cities and suburbs around the world, drawing people out of their homes and into conversation with one another. Kids are natural placemakers, building tree forts, drawing on sidewalks and setting up lemonade stands, but people of all ages can enjoy creative placemaking activities. From Dutch families who drag couches and tables onto sidewalks for outdoor suppers to Canadians who build little lending libraries to share books with neighbors, people can do things that make life more fun and strengthen neighborhoods. Home Sweet Neighborhood combines upbeat text, fun facts and colorful photos to intrigue and inspire readers.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 19, 2019
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level

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