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The Cot in the Living Room by Hilda Eunice Burgos

Hilda Eunice Burgos/Gaby D'Alessandro


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The Cot in the Living Room by Hilda Eunice Burgos and Gaby D’Alessandro sees a young Dominican American girl in NYC learn to show empathy to other children!

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Night after night, a young girl watches her mami set up a cot in the living room. Neighborhood children come to stay at their Washington Heights apartment.

Racquel is boring!  Edgardo gets crumbs everywhere!

She resents that they get the entire living room with a view of the George Washington Bridge! All she gets is a tiny bedroom. And her sister snores! Until one night when no one comes, and it’s finally her chance! Is sleeping on the cot in a new space all that she thinks it will be?