A young girl learns of the cultural significance of the pot of gumbo she cooks with her father each Sunday.
It connects her with her culture, history, and heritage. As the aroma of gumbo fills the air, her father reminds her that “‘Gumbo is the smell of love.’” When family members arrive for the meal, it’s a joyful celebration of family, love, and culture.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Planting People Growing Justice Press|
|Imprint||Planting People Growing Justice Press|
|Number of Pages||28|
Author: Robert P. Dixon Jr.
Robert P. Dixon, Jr. is a servant leader and community advocate. He learned these key elements from growing up in New Orleans, LA, while attending St. Augustine High School — an all African American male Catholic Institution. He is committed to providing families with the key tools to reach their dreams.
Illustrator: Amakai Quaye
Meet the Publisher: Planting People Growing Justice
We’re back to introduce you to one of Lerner Publisher Services newer publishing partners–Planting People Growing Justice Press. We first began distributing PPGJ’s empowering books for future leaders in Spring 2023. Please enjoy this interview with founder Dr. Artika R. Tyner. What is… View →