Going Down Home with Daddy
Kelly Starling Lyons
Peachtree Publishing Company
01 Apr 2019
Black Joy | Family
A 2020 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK
Set at one young boy_ã_s annual family reunion, this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter is a rich and moving celebration of Black history, culture, and the power of family traditions.
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Best Children_ã_s Books of the Year _ãâBank Street College of Education
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book _ãâChicago Public Library
_Äó_ã–A warm, loving, necessary reminder of the power in families coming together._ã _ã”Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
_ã–On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there_ã_s nothing like going down home._ã
Down home is Granny_ã_s house. Down home is where Lil Alan and his parents and sister will gather with great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to their family history. All the kids have to decide what they_ã_ll share, but what will Lil Alan do?
Kelly Starling Lyons_ã_ eloquent text explores the power of history and family traditions, and stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor- and Caldecott Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multi-generational family.
Discussion Guide and Teacher_ã_s Guide available.
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