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Place hand here  Cover Image Book Book

Place hand here / Katie Yamasaki.

Yamasaki, Katie, (author,, illustrator.).


A young boy passes a painting of a hand on a wall in his neighborhood and watches others placing their own hands against it. The act means something different for each of them: Ms. Iris tells him it is a link to her home country; for Devin, it connects him to his older sister, who just left for college; for Savannah, it reminds her of her grandmother who passed away. The boy thinks of those who are on the other side of the mural, of loved ones lost or lonely or far away, and of his own mother, who is currently incarcerated. While he waits for her to come home, the hand is there to connect them to each other and remind them that they are not alone.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1324017031
  • ISBN: 9781324017035
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Norton Young Readers, [2023]
Subject: Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Communities > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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  • 5 out of 9 copies are currently available at PINES.


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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
JE YAMASAKI ( Send Text)
31001008502065 JUV NEW Available
Athens Regional Library System:
      Lexington/Oglethorpe County Library
JE YAMASAKI ( Send Text)
31001006196035 PICTURE Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Lovejoy Branch
31012006625774 EASY Available
Coastal Plain Regional Library System:
      Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library
31013002220800 Easy Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Fayette County Public Library
JE YAMASAKI ( Send Text)
31022010900485 EASY-RDR In process
Houston County Public Library:
      Centerville Branch Library
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3102801695561 EASY Checked out
Newton County Library System:
      Covington Branch Library
E YAMASAKI ( Send Text)
31036100557195 JUV NEW-BKS Checked out
Newton County Library System:
      Porter Memorial Branch Library
E YAMASAKI ( Send Text)
31036100557179 JUV NEW-BKS Available
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      Headquarters, Statesboro
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31053003321553 PICTURE In process

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