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Oh, Sal

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Wonderful chapter book about new-sibling emotions.

A child gazing at the moon.

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Compassion is woven into every page as Sal's family tries to both help her navigate the new situation and give her time to process it on her own. Oh, Sal is a rare gem that gets into the emotions of a new sibling with both depth and simplicity, helping young readers put themselves in Sal's place and to understand how the rest of the family feels. There are lots of great conversation starters here, especially around finding lost things and how to talk about feelings we don't always understand.

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