Genre: Young Readers, Fiction, Chapter Book, Middle Grade
Author: Mae Endy © 2012
Valuable Lessons: When children are surrounded by books, especially stories that instill life lessons, this can change the way they see the world. For many, these stories will continue to inspire them well into adulthood. Emma's Dilemma is one of those stories.
This entertaining tale of an eight-year-old girl will warm your heart and bring tears of joy to your eyes. It’s a story of compassion, family, friendships, sacrifice, and kindness. Anyone who knows Emma Haskins knows that green is her favorite color. When Emma saw the green Huffy bike advertised at the sporting goods store, she couldn’t just keep walking. With a new family member on the way, Emma realizes she will have to make a drastic decision if she wants that bike anytime soon. How will Emma manage to get the money needed to help pay for it? Determined to solve this "dilemma," Emma comes up with a plan that takes an unexpected twist. With an opportunity to help others with their own dilemma, she follows her heart and doesn’t lose track of what is most important in life. The greatest lessons she learns, during her quest to buy her new bike, are how the love and support of family and friends can make so many good things possible and how one person's random acts of kindness can make a difference for so many people.