by Ann Stalcup
Mary has always dreamed of becoming a ballerina. When she's chosen to perform a solo, she's filled with both pride and anxiety. She needs a ballet dress - but there's a problem: it's wartime and there's no fabric to make one!
When a small Mexican village is buried by a volcano, only the church tower survives. A lone flower growing from the rubble fills a young boy with hope, strength, courage, and determination in this inspiring tale.
The Flores family makes the long journey to Baja California, Mexico, where they open a family cafe and learn how to work together. This heartwarming tale illustrates the strength of family bonds in the face of obstacles.