For the young girl in Hope, weekends at her great-aunt Poogee’s are the best. Aunt Poogee makes incredible fried chicken, tells great stories, and knows lots of interesting people. But this visit takes an unexpected turn when the pair encounters an ill-mannered friend. It takes Aunt Poogee’s special touch to heal a child hurt by words of ignorance and disrespect.
|Kindergarten - Grade 4
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Carolrhoda Books ®
|Reading Counts! Level
Author: Isabell Monk
Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter
Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People