Melena’s Jubilee by Zetta Elliot
After being sent to bed early the previous night, Melena wakes up to a new day with a song in her heart.
Forgive and be forgiven. It sounds so appealing―why doesn’t it happen every day? Finding herself forgiven on a rain-scrubbed morning after a difficult day, Melena seizes her fresh start and shares the song in her heart with her family and friends. It’s a day of new beginnings. It’s Melena’s jubilee.
This story introduces children to the concept of jubilee, which stresses the important principles of debt relief, generosity, and forgiveness. Aaron Boyd’s mixed-media illustrations are as bright and vivid as a sun-washed day.