A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.3 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419736308

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About the Author

Leah Henderson writes for young readers of all ages, and her books have been named a Children's Africana Book Awards Notable and a Bank Street Best Book. Leah holds an MFA in writing and is on the faculty of Spalding University's graduate writing program. She resides in Washington, D.C. Floyd Cooper has received a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors for his illustrations. Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Cooper's illustrations are soft and gentle. . . Henderson's choice to show the development of this day of remembrance from the perspective of a child involved in the literal work required to build it gives the story weight and meaning."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Oil erasure images by Coretta Scott King Award winner Cooper portray Eli, his family, and their town in images whose power and presence invites lingering views. . . Henderson commemorates the way Eli's Black community remembers a painful piece of history--while honoring the people who experienced it." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"The moving story, as seen through the eyes of a newly freed boy watching his father and others work hard in anticipation of memorial festivities, is enhanced beautifully by Cooper's illustrations." -- "Booklist"
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Cooper's mixed-media illustrations beautifully depict the community's emotions and their actions in creating a memorial. Soft colors gently envelop readers in the story... An enchanting account of the first Memorial Day, this book is recommended for all."-- "School Library Journal"
"Henderson's affecting narrative resonates with reverence, and Cooper's prolific use of muted browns and yellows creates a solemn yet celebratory tone... This worthy title offers another little-known fact about African American contributions that are an imperative part of America's history and traditions."-- "The Horn Book Magazine"