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Synopsis: "In this lyrical picture book, an African American mother tells her young daughter about growing up in the rural South in a time long ago.... Bradby tells of the good times with and love in every word, while Soentpiet bathes the remembered scenes in a golden light." - Kirkus Reviews
From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3-In answer to her daughter's question, "Momma, where are you from?," a woman answers indirectly by poetically evoking her own happily remembered childhood: "I'm from Monday mornings, washing loads of clothes in the wringer washer-." Soentpiet's bold, realistic watercolors depict small-town African-American life in what appears to be the '40s or '50s. They match the mother's strong recollections of greeting the neighbors, ice-man, or fish-man; helping out with ironing and food preparation; and gathering in the evening for fish fries and dancing to old Duke Ellington and Count Basie records. However, these memories also include the school bus taking her brothers and sisters way across town to schools "where all the children were brown-some light, some dark, some in-between," and living just past where the sidewalk ended. Glowing in her mother's smile, the little girl asks if she can go there and is assured that they can travel in memories any time. While the time period of the mother's childhood is unspecified but clearly not contemporary, the family's love is always in evidence. In the illustrations, people's faces radiate light and joy, and the interiors and clothing are rendered with loving detail. This one's a keeper.
Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Momma, Where Are You From?
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Orchard, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP7549497
Book Description Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0531301052I3N10
Book Description Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0531301052I4N00
Book Description Orchard, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0531301052
Book Description Orchard, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Soentpiet, Chris K. (illustrator). 1st Edition. Some wear on jacket edges. Otherwise like new. Bookseller Inventory # 003042
Book Description Orchard. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0531301052 2000, first printing. Unpaginated. Lightly bumped to the spine edges. Binding sound. Interior bright and unmarked. Dust jacket clean and intact. Interior bright and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2001928
Book Description Orchard, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020531301052
Book Description Orchard, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010531301052
Book Description Orchard, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110531301052
Book Description Orchard, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Chris Soentpiet (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0531301052