Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation. He's a child slave freed after the Civil War. He sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. "Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories, and dream-talking of the lives they're gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks, and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf 'round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama?" Gabe's odyssey in search of his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd's illustrationsinfluenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Bentonfervently portray the struggle in Gabe's heroic quest.
Selected as a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book and for the 2012 IRA Teacher's Choices Reading List.
A. LaFaye hopes Walking Home to Rosie Lee will honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War and will pay her respects to those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom. She is the author of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel Worth and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia.
Keith Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer, and educator working out of Kansas City, MO. His painting "Sunday Best" is part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection. He describes his work as being "motivated by family, religion, history, and music."
Brand-new full colour Early Reader story from DOCTOR WHO scriptwriter and Astrosaurs author, Steve Cole, about Monstar, the green furry monster who will love you to bits... possibly slightly squished bits!
Perfume Homemade Ecstasy recommends essential oils: a natural and safe way to make homemade perfume recipes.
Get To Work with Science and Technology is a fascinating new series that introduces readers to the real-life applications of STEM subjects. In this titles readers will discover how designers use their computer science skills and the latest technology to create the games people love to play.
Candan struggled with alcoholism until two ladies from Alcoholics Anonymous discovered her and helped her back to sobriety. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Candan went on to carry the message of recovery to her own country, where alcoholism was a taboo subject and women especially were shamed into secrecy of their disease. This is the story of how she established and spread the word of Alcoholics Anonymous to those in need in her native country.
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