May'Naise Sandwiches & Sunshine Tea

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9780027090352: May'Naise Sandwiches & Sunshine Tea

Little Miss loves to look at Big Mama's scrapbook filled with ticket stubs, old flowers, and, best of all, wraparounds, a series of photographs that capture memories of family and family history, and to listen to Big Mama's reminiscences of the past.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-Looking through her "book of rememberies," Big Mama tells her loving granddaughter about her childhood friendship with Bettie Jean, whose family lived with the uptown blacks in a pretty, red-brick house. Big Mama's family, on the other hand, lived in a modest neighborhood where sometimes all they had for lunch were may'naise sandwiches and sunshine tea, which was sugar water held up to the sun. Like Belton's From Miss Ida's Porch (Four Winds, 1993), this is a tale from a special "telling place," a place where young people are introduced to the precious treasures of earlier times through the voices of their elders. Belton and Carter's combination of poignant words and delicate, warm, pastel-hued watercolors creates a story with universal appeal that imparts the beauty and importance of intergenerational sharing.
Barbara Osborne Williams, Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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