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Coming on home soon / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

By: Woodson, Jacqueline.
Contributor(s): Lewis, Earl B [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0399237488; 9780399237485.Subject(s): Separation (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction | Mother and child -- Juvenile fiction | Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W868 | Co 2004PS3573.O64524 | C66 2004Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2005. | Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2005Summary: After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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W8735NA The napping house / W8735TH Three sisters / W8747GR Grandad's prayers of the earth / W8946CO Coming on home soon / W8946OT The other side / W9343T Teddy bear farmer / Y265C Cornrows /

Art techniques used: Soft realistic watercolor in warm earth tones.

After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 2.9 0.5.

Caldecott Honor Book, 2005.

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2005

Caldecott Honor Book, 2005.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-A beautifully written and illustrated story from the creators of The Other Side (Putnam, 2001), set during World War II. Ada Ruth waits for the return of her mother, who left home in search of a job. "They're hiring colored women in Chicago since all the men are off fighting in the war." Perfectly matched words and illustrations masterfully bring to life all the emotions that the girl is experiencing as she, her grandmother, and a stray kitten that has come to stay all try to comfort and console one another. As snow continues to fall, the large watercolor pages are filled with scenes of wistful longing-looking out the window, bringing in firewood, giving the kitten some milk, knitting, listening to news on the radio, and capturing the disappointment when the postman passes without stopping. Finally, a letter arrives and, with it, some much-needed money. The first line of the letter reads, "Tell Ada Ruth I'll be coming on home soon." Now, images convey a warm sense of anticipation. The final painting shows a woman with her back to readers approaching a house- home. A tender, heartfelt story that will touch readers.-Mary N. Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a drama therapist for runaways and homeless children in New York City. Her books include The House You Pass on the Way, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Lena, and The Day You Begin. She won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 for Miracle's Boys. After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way won Newbery Honors. Brown Girl Dreaming won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award in 2015. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She was also selected as the Young People's Poet Laureate in 2015 by the Poetry Foundation. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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