From Miss Ida's Porch
Miss Ida's porch is a place where adults recall their past and where the youngsters love to listen in. On one perfect night, tales are told about two great African-American performers--Duke Ellington, who stayed at Mrs. Lomax's house when he was shut out of whites only hotels, and Marian Anderson, whose two historic concerts in Washington, D.C., testified to the power of the civil rights movement.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brandib90 - LibraryThing
“From Miss Ida’s Porch” is a great eye opener to the little things in life, as well as the knowing your cultures history. From Miss Ida’s Porch is a picture book that many students could relate to ... Read full review
FROM MISS IDA'S PORCHUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
``You can know where you're going in this world only if you know where you've been!'' Addressing adults as much as children, the narrator fondly recalls the sights and sounds of her neighborhood ... Read full review