Spring 2023

Gumbo Joy

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Planting People Growing Justice Press
Imprint Planting People Growing Justice Press
Language English
Number of Pages 28
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV050000, JUV074000, JUV011010
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9 x 11
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Original artwork

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 →