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The Baby on the Way

Karen English

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ISBN 10: 0374373612 / ISBN 13: 9780374373610
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2005
Used Condition: Fair
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Title: The Baby on the Way

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st.

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By the Coretta Scott King Honor author
In an urban rooftop garden, a young African American boy named Jamal initiates an intriguing conversation with his grandmother when he asks her if she was ever a baby. Turns out Grandma was even once ?the baby on the way,? and she proceeds to tell the story of her birth, the tenth child in a poor farming family. As she discusses the events and traditions that accompanied her welcome to the world, from the fetching of the midwife to a folkways ritual of drinking water from a thimble, vivid, expressionistic paintings from a talented new illustrator evoke the past.

A gentle and satisfying book that will inspire young readers to gather other stories about being the baby on the way.

About the Author:

Karen English is the author of many children?s books, including Speak to Me (And I Will Listen between the Lines), which was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2004. She lives in Richmond, California.


This is Sean Qualls?s first book.  He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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