From Miss Ida's Porch

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Aladdin, Jan 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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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User 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


User 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


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Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984 he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books and now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

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