Keeping Up With Roo


Written by Sharlee Glenn
Illustrations by Dan Andreasen

Although labeled as developmentally impaired, Aunt “Roo” is a important and accepted part of her family and a special playmate and best friend for young Gracie.  Then as Gracie becomes older and goes to school, she wonders how her friends will react to her special aunt.  A beautiful tale of friendship and caring, Gracie comes to understand how much her Aunt has given her and how friendship and love can conquer labels and limits.
Written by Sharlee Gleen, the author describes growing up on a farm with two older aunts who were like “Roo”.  It’s clear that her loving relationship to her two special aunts helped to inspire this warm and funny story of love and acceptance.
Suggested Reading Level – Grades 1 – 3