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Going Down Home with Daddy (Hardcover)

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"Nothing is more important than family,” Granny says in this beautiful book about an African American family’s annual gathering at the ancestral home. Lyons’s rich and poetic language is amplified in Daniel Minter’s stunning illustrations that are layered with historically meaningful patterns. A book to be savored and shared.

— Carol


A 2020 Caldecott Honor Book

On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there's nothing like going down home."

Down home is Granny's house. Down home is where Lil Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to family history. All the kids have to decide on what tribute to share, but what will Lil Alan do?

In this rich and moving celebration of history, culture, and ritual, Kelly Starling Lyons' eloquent text explores the power of family traditions. Stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multigenerational family.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561459384
ISBN-10: 1561459380
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: April 1st, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English