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The Elephant in the Room (w/ Signed Bookplate)

The Elephant in the Room (w/ Signed Bookplate)

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The story follows main character Sila as she attempts to cope with the absence of her mother who traveled back to Turkey to secure the necessary information to make her immigration paperwork complete. In her absence, Sila struggles until she meets Gio, a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places.

The Elephant in the Room is a beautiful contemporary story by Holly Goldberg Sloan all about family, immigration, and elephants.

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Genre: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Animals, Contemporary, Family
Themes: Family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans.
Content Warnings: Terminal cancer, Death of a wife recounted, Graphic animal abuse, neglect & cruelty, including the use of electric prods

Photos by: @pages.for.dawn and @meredith.mara(on Instagram)

Educational Benefits

A heartfelt story exploring themes of friendship, resilience, and self-discovery, inviting discussions on empathy, understanding, and acceptance of differences, thus promoting emotional intelligence and empathy development in young readers.

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