Going down home with Daddy / written by Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by Daniel Minter.

By: Lyons, Kelly Starling [author.]Contributor(s): Minter, Daniel [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextEdition: First editionDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781561459384; 1561459380Subject(s): Family reunions -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Early memories -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for childrenGenre/Form: Picture books for children.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PS3612.Y5758 | G48 2019Awards: Caldecott Honor, 2020Summary: Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.
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Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.

Caldecott Honor, 2020

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Gr 2-5-Inspired by the author's family heritage and traditions, this title follows an African American family as they travel "down home" for a family reunion. Lil' Alan is excited to see his extended family and visit his great-grandma and her farm but is anxious about how he might contribute to the celebration. Sis is planning to sing Granny's favorite song, and cousin Isaiah will read a poem by Langston Hughes, but what can Lil' Alan do? As he goes on a tractor ride, enjoys "love-made" family meals, attends church services, and listens to his father and other relatives share memories and ruminate on the importance of family, Lil' Alan realizes that the answer is in the precious family land, the gifts of which he uses in a heartfelt tribute to his family and its roots. Minter's illustrations, rendered in an acrylic wash, work in beautiful harmony with Lyons's joyful portrait of a deeply loving multigenerational family. Carefully layered images, patterns, and textures reinforce the narrative links between family history, American history, ancestral land and nature, and the bonds of family: "When we go down home with Daddy, everything we see holds a piece of him and us." VERDICT Readers will enjoy this moving celebration of familial love, history, and tradition. Highly -recommended.-Lauren Strohecker, McKinley Elementary School, Elkins Park, PA © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kelly Starling Lyons
is the author of numerous books for young readers including One More Dino on the Floor, Hope's Gift, Ellen's Broom, and the Jada Jones series.

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