Sylvia and Miz Lula Maye are back! And Sylvia is in for a big surprise when Miz Lula Maye tells her about secret holes. Secret holes, Miz Lula Maye explains, were places where people used to keep money and important papers. They could be anywhere—under a loose floorboard, behind a wall, or even inside a bedpost. Between getting to know her newfound daddy, frying up fritters, and helping uncover hiding places from long ago, Sylvia decides to draw a picture of her family tree. With Miz Lula Maye’s help she fills in her daddy’s side. But what about her momma’s? Sylvia doesn’t know, and her momma’s not telling. While looking for answers, Sylvia uncovers the biggest secret of all—a secret that changes everything she ever thought she knew.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.7|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
School Library Journal
Author: Pansie Hart Flood
Illustrator: Felicia Marshall
Felicia Marshall draws on her childhood experiences in rural Texas for her illustrations. Her most recent book, Beautiful Shades of Brown, was an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, a Eureka Honor Book, and won the Northern Lights Book Award.