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'Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)' Written by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard and Read Aloud

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Two young girls discover how memories and stories can be found in unlikely places. On Sunday afternoon, two little girls visit their Great-great-aunt Flossie, whose house is full of books, pictures, and "boxes and boxes and boxes of HATS," each of which has a story to go along with it. A woolly winter hat still smelling faintly of smoke was worn by Aunt Flossie when, as a child, she witnessed the great Baltimore fire. The dark blue one with a red feather was perched on her head when, as a young woman, she watched a parade welcoming home black veterans of World War I. These reminiscences paint an interesting portrait of regional African-American history, but the highlight of the book is the girls' favorite story, which features themselves and the day the wind blew Aunt Flossie's best Sunday hat into the river. Based on Howard's memories of her own feisty, 98-year-old aunt, this is a lyrical, entertaining story that rings with authenticity. This is a wonderful literary resource to help build background knowledge in the classroom. (09:35)
 
Ages: 6 - 14 License: Proprietary Owner: Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard Found by porter1526
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