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Raymond feels like he doesn’t belong. Not at school. Not with his step-families. Then a blind woman in his building named Mildred introduces herself with a curious question:Have you seen Luis Velez? Luis Velez is Mildred’s caretaker, and he’s disappeared. As Raymond tries to help Mildred track Luis down, an unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Raymond helps Mildred with an act of voluntary kindness. Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to. Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde is a powerful reminder to find beauty in the world.