My mom recently shared this new book with me, and now it’s on my “got to have list.” 🙂
This touching story is about a young Jewish girl who finds herself far from home after her family moves from Canada to France. In addition to struggling to adjust to her new way of life, Charlotte also feels left out as her classmates prepare for Christmas, a holiday she will not be celebrating. After Charlotte discovers that her classmate Colette is too poor to participate in the gift exchange at school, Charlotte plans a way to “give Christmas” to Colette’s family. You will have to read the story to find out the ending, which brought to mind the song lyrics that inspired the post title above.
This unique story not only provides some insight into life and holiday celebrations in a small French village, it also illustrates the important and timeless messages of seeing others’ needs and being willing to give.