A poor West Indian boy, Anselm, wants nothing so much as an evergreen Christmas tree to celebrate Christmas, until Miss Mary, Anselm's neighbor, points out that the West Indies have their own kind of Christmas trees: the poinsettia.
About the Author
Vashanti Rahaman is the author of A Little Salmon for Witness: A Story of Trinidad; O Christmas Tree; and Read for Me, Mama. Born in Dominica, West Indies, she is a frequent contributor to Highlights for Children, Pockets, and Cricket, among other magazines. She lives in Rolla, Missouri.