Ma Dear's aprons

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

McKissack's story looks at a week in the life of a turn-of- the-century African-American boy and his mother. David Earl identifies the days of the week by the color of Ma Dear's apron: Among them ... Read full review

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Ma Dear's aprons chronicled the work week for Jonelle. She is a hardworking woman who teaches her son the value of working hard, but also having a time of rest. She has a routine for every day of the ... 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