Easter Parade

by Eloise Greenfield
illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Set in the year of 1943, this book is about a young girl named Leanna and her excitement about the "Easter parade." Leanna calls her older cousin, Elizabeth to ask her more about the parade. Trying to sound excited for the sake of her little cousin, Elizabeth is really concerned about the fact that she and her mother have yet to receive their regular letter from her father who is away at war. I used this book as a read-a-loud to my daughter. We were both surprised to discover exactly what the "Easter parade" was!