Going Down Home with Daddy

Kelly Starling Lyons (Author) Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
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Description

On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there's nothing like going down home." Down home is Granny's house. Down home is where Lil' Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil' Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to family history. All the kids have to decide on what tribute to share, but what will Lil' Alan do? A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.

Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Dreamscape Media
Publish Date
January 14, 2020
Dimensions
4.9 X 0.4 X 5.6 inches | 0.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781690559542

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About the Author

Kelly Starling Lyons is a founding member of The Brown Bookshelf (www.thebrownbookshelf.com). Her acclaimed picture books include Ellen's Broom, Going Down Home with Daddy, and Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations.

Daniel Minter is a multidisciplinary artist working across different mediums. He is a painter and sculptor who is an illustrator at heart. His work is often symbolic and explores broad concepts that are linked to social justice issues, often while weaving in spiritual themes from the African diaspora. "There are difficult stories to tell that are easy to not talk about. Many involve racism, displacement, and bias historically experienced by most people of African descent," Minter says. "Artwork can provide a starting point for looking deeper, by first inspiring the emotional response to the aesthetics." Minter has illustrated many children's books, including Ellen's Broom, which won a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor. He's drawn to children's books because they allow him to insert something of his own story in the artwork. "It is important that children sometimes see characters that look like them and characters that look different from them in the books they read," says Minter. He cofounded and created the bas-relief sculptures that mark the Portland Freedom Trail, a self-guided walking tour of notable sites related to the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement. "The work I do is my way of making sense of the world through the lens of my people," Minter says. "The work is also a way of engaging the community and giving them a window to understanding who I am enough to see that my work also carries a reflection of them."
Daxton Edwards is an experienced actor, singer, and voiceover artist who started his training while in high school. Born and raised in Cartersville, Georgia, he currently resides in southern California.