The Queen on Our Corner
From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
A thought-provoking story that encourages us all to sit up and take notice.
Nobody notices the queen on the corner. Nobody, that is . . . except one young girl. Through her eyes, the woman who dwells in the abandoned plot is a warrior queen, with many battles fought and won. When, one day, danger comes to the street and the queen on the corner sounds the alarm, the little girl must find a way to thank her. Can she bring the community together to turn the queen’s corner into a home?
“This hopeful tale uses a youthful view of the world to imagine what our society could be like if all people and their experiences were valued and respected. Sweet and thought-provoking”—Kirkus Reviews
“Told from the viewpoint of a small child, it gently reminds us that everyone has a story – struggles and successes, ups and downs – and everyone needs a place to call home"—Julia Green, children’s author
"A beautiful and thought provoking book for children – and adults – that shines a light on some of the issues surrounding homelessness. And it’s inspired by real people. Like the author says: Look out for the Queens and Kings”—Shelter Homeless Charity
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Lucy Christopher
Lucy Christopher is the award-winning author of Stolen, Flyaway, The Killing Woods, and Storm-Wake. She is the Course Director in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, UK, where she has a PhD in Creative Writing.
Illustrator: Nia Tudor
Nia Tudor is a self-taught illustrator based in South Wales, UK. She loves to create illustrations that play with color, light, and texture. She also has an appreciation for the little details.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →
The Queen on Our Corner
A thought-provoking story that encourages us all to sit up and take notice. Nobody notices the queen on the corner. Nobody, that is . . . except one young girl. Through her eyes, the woman who dwells in the abandoned plot is a warrior queen, with many battles… View available downloads →
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“This hopeful tale uses a youthful view of the world to imagine what our society could be like if all people and their experiences were valued and respected . . . Sweet and thought-provoking.”—Kirkus Reviews