Ma Dear's aprons

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
3 Reviews
A Newbery Honor Book author and Coretta Scott King Honor Book illustrator join forces for this heartfelt collaboration. The pair movingly capture what life was like for a poor single mother and son in a time before washing machines, cars, and TV sets. Full color.

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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (1997)

Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Goin' Someplace Special, a Coretta Scott King Award

winner; The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, written with her

husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; The Dark-Thirty, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and Mirandy and Brother Wind, recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

-->The illustrator of more than?sixty children's books, Floyd Cooper is?a past recipient of the Coretta?Scott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Visit his website at