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You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood words by Aimee Reid, pictures by Matt Phelan

You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood words by Aimee Reid pictures by Matt Phelan review copy from Abrams Kids I was born in 1968, the year that Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was first broadcast nationally on PBS and the year before Sesame Street debuted. I grew up watching these shows (and The Electric Company and Zoom) as did my daughter, born in 1993. Yet, my two younger children didn't grow up with these shows, possibly because the oldest child chose the show and also because of the ways that how we watch television shows have changed over the last decade or so. So, while Fred Rogers and his legacy has meaning for me, I haven't had the desire to see the movies made about him or read any of the many books (mostly for adults) by or about him. I almost passed on reviewing You Are My Friend because I wasn't sure how I could build a bridge that would connect my students, largely the children of immigrants from Mexico and South America, to someone …

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