Cécile and her friend Marie-Grace volunteer at an orphanage, and Cécile becomes especially close to one little girl named Perrine. But there are so many children who have lost their families to yellow fever, and Cécile wishes she could do more to help them. When she hears that a huge benefit will be held to raise money for all the orphans in New Orleans, she is determined to take part. But what can Cécile give to the orphans to lift their sad hearts and let them know she cares? Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about communities working together to help those in need in the 1800s. Author: Denise Lewis Patrick. 96 pages. Paperback. Ages 8+
This is the final book in a series of six books filled with inspiring lessons of compassion, courage, and friendship. Their stories, which are woven together in one six-book set and written by two different authors, include: Meet Marie-Grace, Meet Cécile, Marie-Grace and the Orphans, Troubles for Cécile, Marie-Grace Makes a Difference, and Cécile’s Gift.