Williams, Sherley Anne, 1944-1999.

Working cotton / written by Sherley Anne Williams ; illustrated by Carole Byard. - 1st ed. - San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1992 - 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.

Art techniques used: Impressionistic acrylic. "The text of Working Cotton is based on the poems "the trimming of the feathers" and "conejo," originally published in The Peacock Poems by Sherley Anne Williams"--t.p. verso. "The text type was set in Berkeley Old Medium by Thompson Type, San Diego, California. Color separations were made by Bright Arts, Ltd., Singapore. Production supervision by Warren Wallerstein and David Hough. Designed by Trina Stahl" --t.p. verso

A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.

Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 1993. Caldecott Honor Book, 1993.

0152996249 9780152996246 0152000046 (lib. bdg.) 9780152000042 (lib. bdg.)


Child labor--Juvenile fiction.
Migrant labor--Juvenile fiction.
Families--Juvenile fiction.
Cotton picking--Juvenile fiction.
Coming of age--Juvenile fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics)--Juvenile fiction.
Time perception--Juvenile fiction.
African Americans--Juvenile fiction.
Poverty--Juvenile fiction.
Agriculture--Juvenile fiction.
Migrant labor--Fiction.

PZ7.W668174 / Wo 1992