Dinner at Aunt Connie's House, Volume 1993

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Hyperion Books for Children, 1993 - African Americans - 32 pages
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Winner of the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King awards, Ringgold gives us the story of Melody, an African-American girl who discovers her rich heritage in the attic of Aunt Connie's house. The stories of great and influential African-American women give Melody the courage to dream lofty dreams. Full color.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A history lesson introducing 12 notable African-American women (Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, et al.) in the guise of a story about a special family dinner: 12 portraits in the ... Read full review

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Melody and her new cousin Lonnie view 12 paintings made by Melody's Aunt Connie of African American women. Each painting "speaks" to the children about their lives.


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About the author (1993)

Faith Ringgold's artwork is in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her books for young people include tar beach, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award Book, and O Holy Night: Christmas with the Boys Choir of Harlem. She lives in New Jersey.

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