With charm and grace, this celebratory picture book takes young readers through the daily chores and activities of each weekday--from hanging out the wash to jumping Double Dutch--all in anticipation of Sunday. Once this special day finally arrives, it is filled with prayer, song and dance, savory food, storytelling, country drives, and most of all, family warmth and cheer.
Dinah Johnson's vibrant, engaging language and Tyrone Geter's handsome illustrations joyfully embrace the faith and spirituality within an African-American community and beyond.
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Dinah Johnson is the author of All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts, which Booklist called "eloquent" in a boxed review. She is a professor of English and Children's Literature at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Where Ms. Johnson lives, "Sunday week" means "a week from Sunday."
Tyrone Geter has illustrated several books for young readers, including White Socks Only, by Evelyn Coleman, which was an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." He lives with his family in Columbia, South Carolina.
Grade 1-3A day-by-day walk through a week in a rural Southern town as described by a young African-American resident. On Blue Monday, almost everyone has trouble getting started, but Tuesday is just right for double-Dutch practice and Wednesday is reserved for a midweek choir rehearsal. Thursday promises a trip to the library to sit in a circle with Miss Augusta, surrounded by books filled with magic words. An open-air fish fry means its Finally Friday, followed by the endless chores of Work and work some more on Saturday. Blessed Sunday stretches on forever with a biscuit breakfast, long services at Lovely Hill Baptist Church, and a fried chicken and Carolina rice dinner capped off with a lazy drive. What better way for the day to end than with laughter and just one more slice of pie, and stories and memories with the promise of more afternoons like this to come. Using charcoals and pastels on colored paper, ranging from muted gray to bright orange, Geter captures the spirit and emotional fiber of a closely knit, supportive community. This childs-eye view of her loving family and neighbors is shared with universally appealing warmth and insight.Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110805049118