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Celebrate thrifted treasures and the power of community and family.

When Pawpaw moves in, he shows Dominique a whole new meaning of hand-me-down clothes. When Dominique and Pawpaw embark on a trip to the grocery store, Dominique meets the former owner of each quirky, thrifted find and hears a memory associated with the clothing. Their quick trip to the grocery store becomes much more as they also make stops at the barbershop and the local ice cream parlor and, along the way, meet community members who are surprised but pleased to see their previous belongings sported by Dominique.

Dominique's Thrifted Treasures was inspired by members of the author's family and by her friend and showcases the power of community and family. Featuring a nonbinary child who uses they/them pronouns and their grandfather, this warm and joyful story highlights the subtle and sometimes surprising threads that connect us to our neighbors while touching on economic issues faced by low-income and multi-generational households.

A section at the back of the book for children offers a starting point for further discussion and exploration of Dominique's story.

Margarett McBride, M.A., is a Developmental Psychology Ph.D. candidate who resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas but is proudly from Saginaw, Michigan.

Margarett has had several family members impacted by the criminal legal system and uses her work to uplift the experiences of marginalized people. During her undergraduate experience, she cofacilitated arts-based workshops for formerly incarcerated people through the Prison Creative Arts Project in Michigan.

Currently, she is an instructor for an "Introduction to Psychology" college course where she teaches people who are incarcerated through the UNC Correctional Education Program. Through her research, she studies how neighborhood experiences influence Black youth and family well-being and development.

Margarett also loves creating art through her business, Made By Margarett, LLC, volunteering at community festivals, and working with organizations to help them increase a sense of belonging for the community members.

  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 27, 2024
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 10.19 X 10.19 X 0.39 inches | 1.02 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9798765924860
  • BISAC Categories: Family - Multigenerational, Clothing & Dress, Diversity & Multicultural

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