A Castle on Viola Street
written and illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo
"In the old days before I was ten, we rented an apartment on Emerald Street.
It was a small place to live in for one whole family, but somehow
we made the room."
So begins the story of Andy and his family who only dream of owning
a home one day. Find out what happens when a special organization
starts renovating houses on Viola Street, and a broken-down community
becomes a hard working neighborhood that makes a lot more than dreams
A forward by Habitat for Humanity founder, Millard Fuller makes the
intent of the book clear to young readers. A portion of the autor's
royalties will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
"Warm colors enrich the cityscape vistas of laundromat, streets and interiors
reflecting the glow of shared efforts. Rewarding."
"...will further raise awareness of how volunteering and home ownership
can make a difference, for communities and individuals." – This
text refers to the Library Binding edition.
"...unmistakably a book with purpose, it succeeds in introducing children
to an important movement, with the art and design allowing them to
see a story along with the message."
Faith Brautigam, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin II
School Library Journal