When the Rain Comes by Alma Fullerton; illustrated by Kim LaFave (Pajama Press, 2017) A Sri Lankan girl is excited because today she will learn to plant rice seedlings that are essential to her family and community. When the wind blows, the sky darkens and the rain pours down, it is up to her to save the seedlings, the ox and the cart that delivered them. (Grades PreK-3)
Award Status: Highly Commended, 2018
Author: Alma Fullerton
Illustrator: Kim LaFave
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