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The Cot in the Living Room

A girl is jealous of the kids who get to sleep on the cot in her living room until she realizes how scary it is to try to fall asleep in an unfamiliar place.

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Review of ‘The Cot in the Living Room’

Author Hilda Eunice Burgos’ heartfelt first picture book is the story of a Dominican American girl who lives in Washington Heights, a New York City neighborhood. The girl’s parents keep a cot in their living room where children whose parents work late or overnight shifts can sleep.

Like Burgos herself as a child, the narrator…

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