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Destiny's Gift / by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes

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Title: Destiny's Gift
Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrator: Adjoa J. Burrowes
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
ISBN: 978-1-60060-644-1
Year: 2004 (paperback 2010)

Concepts: entrepreneurs, markets, consumers

Review: Destiny enjoyed writing and reading. She constantly carried around a notebook for jotting down her thoughts, and she gobbled up words from the books she read as if they were candy. Her love of the written word led Destiny to spend a great deal of time at Mrs. Wade's bookstore, browsing through books, meeting some of the authors, and helping Mrs. Wade around the store.

When Mrs. Wade told her one day that the rent had gone up and the store might have to close, Destiny became determined to mobilize the community and drum up new business. Would it be enough to keep the store from closing? With its bold cut-paper collage illustrations, this book provides young readers with a compelling account of some of the intrinsic benefits of small-scale booksellers and the difficulties that owners may have in sustaining their operations. 

Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

 

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