Marisa Grace Porter is the author of Calisbury Christmas. Look for this story of hope and compassion as soon as I can get it out the door. llustrations are by Matt Birchler.
“Christmas was dark. Each year it was dark. There were no secrets, no merriment, no gifts nor feasts, and worst of all, no lights. Calisbury remained dark and cold on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day too. And with no lights, nobody ever asked, “What do the lights mean?” and perhaps that was the saddest part of all. “