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Singing With Momma Lou

Altman, Linda Jacobs

ISBN 10: 158430040X / ISBN 13: 9781584300403
Published by Lee & Low Books, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Charles Berry, Bookseller (Middletown, CA, U.S.A.)

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Large hardcover INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to the first owner, in excellent, near-pristine condition, with VG dust jacket (slight wear, 2cm tear, protected by a clear, removeable cover). First edition (stated) and first printing (complete number line). 30 pages. African-American protagonists. [15oz]. Bookseller Inventory # 59768

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Title: Singing With Momma Lou

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Larry Johnson

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

About this title


Nine-year-old Tamika Jordan dreads visiting her grandmother at the nursing home. Momma Lou has Alzheimer's and always forgets who Tamika is. After her father shows her Momma Lou's scrapbooks, Tamika comes up with an idea to jog Momma Lou's memory. Tamika is successful in reaching her grandmother one day when Momma Lou recognizes a newspaper clipping of a Civil Rights demonstration and leads everybody in a celebration of song.

Linda Jacobs Altman tells a moving story of intergenerational love and hope, while Larry Johnson's evocative paintings bring this memorable story to life. This a book to be shared by the whole family.

Altman learned about the effects of Alzheimer's when her mother was stricken with the disease. While it was a tragic experience, she learned from her mother the power of the human spirit.

About the Author:

Linda Jacobs Altman is the author of Amelia's Road, also published by Lee & Low, and named a "Choices" selection by the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Altman, who lives in Clearlake, California, frequently writes for the educational market.

Larry Johnson is a fine artist who has illustrated several children's books, including Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni, When Joe Louis Won the Title, and LEE & LOW's The Secret to Freedom, praised by SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL for its "expressive acrylic paintings . . . rich in color and emotion.". He also serves as a Youth Minister at a Baptist church and is cohost of a weekend sports radio show. Johnson and his wife live in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

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