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Layla, Queen of Hearts

By Glenda Millard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2010
ISBN: 978-0-374-34360-6
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When Layla’s school announces a Senior Citizens’ Day, Layla is at a loss. Who can she take? Her friend Griffin Silk offers to share his grandmother, Nell, but Layla desperately wants someone of her own. So Nell introduces Layla to Miss Amelie and a friendship begins. Layla soon learns that Miss Amelie has problems with her memory. Layla is determined to help – and a small but significant miracle occurs in this warm and loving novel about the healing power of friendship.

Praise for Layla, Queen of Hearts

School Library Journal
“The sequel to The Naming of Tishkin Silk (Farrar, 2009), this is a beautifully written tale about how it feels to lose someone you care about, whether the loss is due to death or dementia. 

“The theme running through Millard’s Silk family chronicles is the transformative power of empathy. Emotional balm, the source of inspiration and ideas that nourish and enrich the soul, empathy works its magic on everyone.”