Sunnyside Plaza

Sunnyside Plaza

Book - 2020 | First edition
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While helping police officers Esther and Lon investigate a suspicious death at her group home, nineteen-year-old Sal Miyake, who is mentally challenged, gains insights into herself and makes new friends.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIM
Characteristics: 197 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780316531207


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Jan 17, 2020

This story about a group home for mentally challenged adults fulfills the promise of its bright cover and reminder that "Kindness starts from within." Sally (Sal Gal) is 8 times 2 plus 3. She lives and works at Sunnyside Plaza. When one of the other residents suddenly passes away, the police come to the home to investigate. Within a short amount of time there is yet another death and a mysterious fall on the stairs due to a stroke. Do these unfortunate occurrences have anything to do with the medicine taken by the residents? Can Sal Gal and her friends in the home help the police? This book plays an important role in reminding us that we are all created in God's image and have value. I loved the way the police detectives got involved with the residents -- taking them on outings like a baseball game and even including them in their Passover celebration. As Esther points out, there are people put in front of us because we are not supposed to just walk past them.


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