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Keeping the City Going

Keeping the City Going

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Caldecott Award winner Brian Floca gives a heartfelt thank you to the essential workers who keep their cities going during COVID-19 quarantine in this tenderly illustrated picture book.

We are here at home now, watching the world through our windows. Outside we see the city we know, but not as we've seen it before. The once hustling and bustling streets are empty. Well, almost empty. Around the city there are still people, some, out and about. These are the people keeping us safe. Keeping us healthy. Keeping our mail and our food delivered. Keeping our grocery stores stocked. Keeping the whole city going. Brian Floca speaks for us all in this stirring homage to all the essential workers who keep the essentials operating so the rest of us can do our part by sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Brian Floca
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Published: 04/27/2021
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 10.30h x 9.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781534493773
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/01/2021
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2021 pg. 56
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2021
Booklist 04/01/2021 pg. 66
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2021
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Superior,Well Above Average
School Library Journal 06/01/2021 pg. 46

About the Author
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi's Poppy series. You can visit him online at

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