Schwartz & Wade Books
January 08, 2019
8.8 X 0.5 X 11.2 inches | 0.97 pounds
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About the Author
PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK is the author of many lauded books for children, including, most recently, Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout, a 2017 Parents Choice Gold Award winner, a New York Public Library, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and recipient of 3 starred reviews; The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner, and its companion, Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; Never Forgotten, a Corretta Scott King Honor book; and The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and winner of the 2008 Parents Choice Award. Ms. McKissack passed away in the summer of 2017. This is her final work. APRIL HARRISON is a renowned folk artist born and currently residing in Greenville, South Carolina. Her work appears in the public collections of Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Erskine University Museum and in many private collections. This is her first picture book. Learn more at aprilsonggallery.com.
CORETTA SCOTT KING - JOHN STEPTOE ILLUSTRATOR AWARD FOR NEW TALENT WINNER "A sweet story, one of the legendary McKissack's last, enhanced by delectable art from a prodigious new talent."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This final book by the late McKissack (Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout) showcases the legendary author's signature lyricism in full force and receives a stunning, aesthetically ambitious interpretation by Harrison, a fine artist making her picture book debut."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "What Is Given from the Heart is a loving tribute to collective work, responsibility and the joy that comes from giving freely from the heart."--Shelf Awareness, starred review "A treasure from a marvelous storyteller."--School Library Journal, starred review "[An] exquisite story of generosity from the beloved McKissack... Harrison has created soft yet dazzling illustrations for this tribute to faith, hope and the African-American community." --New York Times Book Review