A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward. . . .
A young girl thoughtfully considers her family tree and the vibrant ancestors who populate it. As each family member’s story is revealed, her quiet meditation—about what kind of person she’ll be when she grows up—transforms into a testament to the importance of sharing family stories.
The simple, elegant narrative combined with Sean Qualls’s evocative art makes for a wonderful read-aloud experience.
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
wears multiple hats in the world of children’s books as an author and a youth services librarian at a public library in New Mexico. Her books have received numerous awards starting with her first book, Always Gramma
, a CCBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.Sean Qualls
has created evocative, powerful art for magazines, newspapers, advertisements, and children’s books, including Dizzy
, Powerful Words
, Phillis’s Big Test
, and Before John Was a Jazz Giant
. He lives with his wife and their two children in Brooklyn, New York.