The Baby on the Way

The Baby on the Way

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Overview

The Baby on the Way by English, Sean Qualls

By the Coretta Scott King Honor author

In an urban rooftop garden, a young African American boy named Jamal initiates an intriguing conversation with his grandmother when he asks her if she was ever a baby. Turns out Grandma was even once ?the baby on the way,? and she proceeds to tell the story of her birth, the tenth child in a poor farming family. As she discusses the events and traditions that accompanied her welcome to the world, from the fetching of the midwife to a folkways ritual of drinking water from a thimble, vivid, expressionistic paintings from a talented new illustrator evoke the past.

A gentle and satisfying book that will inspire young readers to gather other stories about being the baby on the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374373610
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/06/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Karen English is the author of many children?s books, including Speak to Me (And I Will Listen between the Lines), which was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2004. She lives in Richmond, California.

This is Sean Qualls?s first book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
You know I loved this one...knowing the history of the story. Thanks for keeping it real and putting it out there for all of us to read.