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A contemporary and unique children's Christmas book about Jesus' love for all children. That Baby in the Manger is about a Catholic congregation of multi-racial children who notice that the baby Jesus in the creche at church is white.
As the story unfolds, they bring their own dolls (of different races) and stuffed animals to the manger scene.
Childlike, fun and sweet, this is a contemporary children's Christmas book with themes of inclusion and acceptance of cultural differences.
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“Anne Neuberger offers a heartfelt story centered on a child's observation that the blond-haired, blue-eyed baby Jesus figure in the parish creche 'doesn’t look like me at all!' Along the way, the priest, first grade class, and parishioners alike are reminded that the flesh-and-blood Jesus came for everyone. That Baby in the Manger is a wonderful starting point for family discussions on race, ethnicity, and faith. You and your children will never look at a crèche the same way again.”—Paul Canavese and Ann Naffziger, co-directors of GrowingUpCatholic.com
“Don't rush through this book! Just as the season of Advent invites us into expectant waiting and wondering as we reflect on and experience God, Laura Alary weaves familiar story, language, and questions into a warm invitation for readers to pause and wonder. Take her up on the invitation and experience the depth of Advent.”—Alexis Meredith, Building Faith, Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary