Friday, May 25, 2012

family first

ME, MOMMA, AND BIG JOHN by Mara Rockliff with illustrations by William Low (Candlewick Press 2012) is the fictionalized story of Carol Hazel, a stonecutter who worked on the Cathedral of Saint John in New York. Through the yes of a child, we see the slow progress made by the artists who fashioned stone for the church. <287>

AUNTIE YANG'S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC by Ginnie Lo with illustrations by Beth Lo (Lee and Low 2012) shows how ancestry fashions lives even when someone moves to a new country. Auntie Yang's picnic became an annual event for many families who enjoyed relishing the familiar tastes of their culture even as they adapted to life in America. <288>

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