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Walking Home to Rosie Lee free pdf "[This] account of a freed slave boy's search for his mother is distinguished by a vivid narrative voice and page-turning suspense.""Publishers Weekly"2012 Skipping Stone Honor Book Young Gabe s is a story of heartache and jubilation. He s a child slave freed after the Civil War and 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 for 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."

About A LaFaye

In writing "Walking Home to Rosie Lee," A. LaFaye hopes to honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War, pay her respects those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom, and celebrate the families of today, As an adoptive parent who searched long and hard for the child God intended her to raise, she has a hint of the heartache and jubilation of the journey portrayed in this book. The author of the Scott O'Dell Award winning novel "Worth," A. LaFaye is thrilled to be publishing her first picture book. She also teaches creative writing and children's and young adult literatures at Lee University during the year and at Hollins University in the summer. You can visit her at her website www.alafaye.com She lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia. Keith D. Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer and educator working out of Kansas City, Missouri. Upon graduation from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park with an Associates Degree in Illustration then Washington University in St Louis with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts he was recruited by Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. After 23 years Keith returned to his first love of painting and has since exhibited in various galleries and museums across the country. His piece Sunday Best is part of the Negro League Baseball Museum permanent collection. He describes his work as being motivated by family, religion, history and music. Together they combine the passion of a poem yet to be written. To see more of his work log on to www.artbistro.com and www.fineartamerica.com ."

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Author : A LaFaye
Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
Data Published :
ISBN : 1941026052
EAN : 9781941026052
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 32 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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