My twins didn't notice the full effect it had on me, but they both asked for a repeat performance - it moved them as well.
A poignant book that was started in 1967, two years before it was published - by its then 16-year old author.
This is a story about Stevie, a young African-American boy.
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Robert remembers how he taught Stevie to write his name.... now he remembers all the good little details and the big stuff.
He was kinda like a little brother.
It is the narrator - Richard - who redeems himself in our eyes.
The last sentence - is the first time that Robert calls him "Little Stevie".
Finally, @BeccaWriter recently sent out a tweet (quoting Robert Sutton) that reminded me of Steptoe's book Stevie:
"The best test of a person's character is how he or she treats those with less power."
What a valuable lesson to share with our kids!
Stevie is available from the following online bookstores in the US:
The Book Depository (free worldwide shipping)
and from other countries: