The baby on the way
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
By the Coretta Scott King Honor author In an urban rooftop garden, a young African American boy named Jamal initiates an intriguing conversation with his grandmother when he asks her if she was ever a baby. Turns out Grandma was even once "the baby on the way," and she proceeds to tell the story of her birth, the tenth child in a poor farming family. As she discusses the events and traditions that accompanied her welcome to the world, from the fetching of the midwife to a folkways ritual of drinking water from a thimble, vivid, expressionistic paintings from a talented new illustrator evoke the past. A gentle and satisfying book that will inspire young readers to gather other stories about being the baby on the way.
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Babies -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2005
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm