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February 01, 2000
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author
Harriette Gillem Robinet was born in Washington, DC, and spent her childhood summers in Arlington, Virginia where her mother's father had been a slave under General Robert E. Lee. She attended the College of New Rochelle in New York and received graduate degrees in microbiology from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. The author of several award-winning books for children, Ms. Robinet makes her home in Oak Park, Illinois. Wendell Minor has illustrated dozens of picture books, and his work has won countless awards and is in permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress. His cover illustrations have graced some of the most significant novels of our time by authors such as Toni Morrison, David McCullough, and James Michener. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. Visit him online at MinorArt.com.
"A stirring story of self-determination".
-- School Library Journal