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Publisher Comments:

The day Uncle Goodwin "Buddy" Bush came from Harlem all the way back home to Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, is the day twelve-year-old Pattie Mae Sheals' life changes forever. andlt;BRandgt; Pattie Mae adores and admires Uncle Buddy — he's tall and handsome and he doesn't believe in the country stuff most people believe in, like ghosts and stepping off the sidewalk to let white folks pass. He unsettles the dust and brings fresh ideas to Rehobeth Road. But when Buddy's deliberate inattention to the protocol of 1947 North Carolina lands him in jail for a crime he didn't commit, Pattie Mae and her family are suddenly set to journeying on the long, hard road that leads from loss and rage to forgiveness and pride.

Synopsis:

When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they are proud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.

Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced with humor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, fun tale from a storytelling master.

About the Author

Poet, author, playwright, and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of ten children on Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina. She is the co-author of Dick Gregory's memoir, andlt;iandgt;Callus on My Soulandlt;/iandgt;, as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: andlt;iandgt;The Legend of Buddy Bushandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; The Return of Buddy Bushandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott;andnbsp;andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Baptismandlt;/iandgt;. Shelia lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1 Thursday Letters

2 Dancing White Ladies

3 The Strawberry Patch

4 The Walk

5 Catfish Friday

6 The Queen's Chair

7 What a Time

8 The Amen Corner

9 Pretty Lady

10 Cloud Heads

11 Yellow

12 The Chain Gang

13 The Trial

14 Back to Harlem

15 The Law

16 Have You Ever Seen Cotton Grow?

17 The Train

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416907169
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
History
Author:
Moses, Shelia P.
Author:
Yankus, Marc
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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» Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
» Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they are proud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.

Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced with humor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, fun tale from a storytelling master.

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