"This is where I live -- in the yellow house with the white shutters."
Diana enjoys living in her house with her family, near her best friend, Rose. Her little sister, Twink, guards the front door where a bird has built her nest in the willow wreath. Good things happen in her home and in her school.
Then, her daddy loses his job. Will Diana lose her home...her friend...?
This warm, timely, emotional narrative poem told in blank verse will inspire children to think about their own homes and to feel secure in their futures where new doors can open when old ones are closed.
Research Links for Where I Live
Children Cope with a Parent's Job Loss
Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli
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Background Music: Vocalise, Op 34, No. 14 by, Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, performed by the talented Robert Finley
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