Working Cotton (Paperback)

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A 1993 Caldecott Honor Book

This child’s view of the long day’s work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet’s resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life. “With its restrained poetic text and impressionist paintings, this is a picture book for older readers, too.”--Booklist

About the Author

An award-winning fiction writer, playwright, and poet, Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999) is best known for her widely acclaimed novel Dessa Rose. Her interest in children's literature was nurtured by story-telling sessions for her son, Malcolm, and his friends.

Working Cotton is based on poems from The Peacock Poems, a National Book Award nominee, and his her first book for children.

Carole Byard (1941-2017) was an artist and illustrator whose books for children twice won the Coretta Scott King award.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152014827
ISBN-10: 0152014829
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: February 15th, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: English

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