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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.0|
- 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
The Horn Book Guide
“. . .it’s well told, and the illustrations, with their fluid, rounded shapes, are a dynamic accompaniment.” —The Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
“The lively, expressive full-page oil paintings depict Hope’s father’s white immigrant ancestors arriving in America and her mother’s enslaved ancestors toiling in the cotton fields. A must-have title.” —School Library Journal
“This is a sensitive portrayal of the power and importance of family.” —Social Education
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.