Ma Dear's Aprons
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Feb 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Little David Earl always knows what day of the week it is. He can tell by the clean, snappy-fresh apron Ma Dear is wearing -- a different color for every day. Monday means washing, with Ma Dear scrubbing at her tub in a blue apron. Tuesday is ironing, in a sunshine yellow apron that brightens Ma's spirits. And so it goes until Sunday, when Ma Dear doesn't have to wear an apron and they can set aside some special no-work time, just for themselves.
In their first collaboration, Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack and award-winninng illustrator Floyd Cooper lovingly recreate a slice of turn-of-the-century Southern life as it was for a single African-American mother and her son.
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Review: Ma Dear's ApronsUser Review - Rachel Dalton - Goodreads
This is a beautiful book that addresses the struggles of an African American single mother and her son in what appears to be the 19th century. It would be great to use for working on character ... Read full review
Review: Ma Dear's ApronsUser Review - Kimberly Tardy - Goodreads
This book is wonderfully written and accurately uses the popular southern term of endearment "Ma Dear" (short for mother dear). Read full review