Dinner at Aunt Connie's House, Volume 1993
Hyperion Books for Children, 1993 - African Americans - 32 pages
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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DINNER AT AUNT CONNIE'S HOUSEUser 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
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.