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"The best heroes are unlikely heroes. This life of Mother Henriette Delille, free woman of color, is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike. Readers...
"The best heroes are unlikely heroes. This life of Mother Henriette Delille, free woman of color, is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike. Readers of all ages will love this story of a life of heroic virtue-loving and helping thy neighbor."-Françoise Rodary, author, Nos Enfants en Otage
"Told with grace and rich in evocative details, the story of Henriette Delille comes to life, vividly revealing the difficulties and struggles she had to overcome to fulfill her calling. She rebelled against her family's wishes, society's disapproval, and civil authority as she worked to care for the poor and elderly and teach the children of slaves. Wonderful!"
-Carrel Muller Gueringer, regional advisor, Louisiana Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
"Evoking the French language and culture of nineteenth-century New Orleans, this story captures the spirit of Henriette Delille, a woman intent on changing the status of the poor and the enslaved. Besides presenting Henriette's personal struggles, the authors have conjured up the troubled atmosphere of a city that is still beloved by many. This narrative plays out like a finely tuned harmonious score."
-Peter S. Rogers, author, The Mystery Play in Madame Bovary: Moeurs de province