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Illustrated by: Kristy Caldwell
Published by: Peachtree Publishers
Flowers for Sarajevoby John McCutcheon
Young Drasko is happy working with his father in the Sarajevo market. Then war encroaches and Drasko must run the family flower stand alone. One morning, the bakery is bombed and twenty-two people are killed. The next day, a cellist walks to the bombsite and plays the most heartbreaking music Drasko can imagine. The cellist returns for twenty-two days, one day for each victim of the bombing. Inspired by the musician’s response, Drasko finds a way to help make Sarajevo beautiful again.Learn more about this title.