A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Barbour Karen
Publisher: Henry Holt
Year Reviewed:: 2006
Review: What was it like growing up an African American farmer in the 30s and 40s down in Louisiana? That's what the author asked her mother's friend--and the result is this picture book biography in first-person narrative that acknowledges the austerity, hard work, and racism of the era, but focuses on the details of family life, food, the seasonal rhythms of nature, and the joy in storytelling.