Tell Me a Story, Mama

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Orchard Books, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Mama begins to tell her young daughter a bedtime story, but the little girl soon takes over the narration, telling the familiar tale about the time Grandma had to send Mama and Aunt Jessie to St. Louis by train alone.

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User Review  - kdelker - LibraryThing

Tell Me a Story, Mama is an adorable story where a little girl wants her mama to tell her a story but the little girl actually tells the story instead. She tells about her mama’s life and mama just ... Read full review

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User Review  - umsoechildlit - LibraryThing

This book for young readers (grades 2-5) is about a child who asks her mom to tell her stories. The format of this story is question and answer based. The daughter asks questions about stories she has ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow.

David Soman was born in New York and graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. He is an illustrator and also teaches courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Some of his published credits include Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, Splash! and Poems of Our Watery World. His awards include: Ezra Jack Keats/Unicef Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Aileen & Manuel Torres Graphics Award, Catherine Lolliard Wolfe Award, William Allan White Children's Book Award.

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