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The Baby on the Way
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By the Coretta Scott King Honor authorIn an urban rooftop garden, a young African American boy named Jamal initiates an intriguing conversation with his grandmother when he asks her if she was ever a baby. Turns out Grandma was even once ?the baby on the way,? and she proceeds to tell the story of her birth, the tenth child in a poor farming family. As she discusses the events and traditions that accompanied her welcome to the world, from the fetching of the midwife to a folkways ritual of drinking water from a thimble, vivid, expressionistic paintings from a talented new illustrator evoke the past.A gentle and satisfying book that will inspire young readers to gather other stories about being the baby on the way.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:32 -0400)
When a young boy asks his grandmother if she was ever a baby, she tells him the story of how she was born.
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