Mim's Christmas Jam

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Harcourt Children's Books, Oct 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The best part of Christmas is the whole family savoring Mim's belly-hum jamtogether. But this Christmas, Pap is far away in New York City, digging a hole for something called the subway, and his family is missing him something awful. Pap aches to be home, but the heartless foremen of his dig site have decided there will be no break, not even for Christmas. It looks like it's going to be one lonely holiday for everyone . . . until young Saraleen and Royce send their pap a gift that may just inspire a Christmas miracle.
The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator have created a warm and magical holiday classic about the power of love, complete with the recipe for Mim's Christmas jam.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The year is 1915, and Royce and Saraleen find themselves missing their father, away working on the construction of New York City's subway system, as Christmas draws near. Without Pap, some of their ... Read full review

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User Review  - allawishus - LibraryThing

This was sort of an odd Christmas tale - just because so much of the focus was on the father working on the subway in New York. The drawings of him and his friends toiling underground while their mean ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEYis an acclaimed author whose awards include a Coretta Scott King Author Honor forLet It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. She is also a children’s book editor in New York City.

BRIAN PINKNEYis a celebrated picture book illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.