Grade 2

Theme 3: Around Town: Neighborhood and Community

Jamaica Louise James

Jamaica Louise James by Amy Hest

Candlewick Press

Meet the Author

Amy Hest lives in the part of New York City known as Manhattan. Her first book was published about the time her first child was born. In fact, families are important in many of her books. Amy Hest's own childhood was very happy. She spent time reading, riding her bike — and spying! She thinks that writers need to be good spies in order to know what they are writing about.

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