Synopses & Reviews
In a poignant, heartwarming book rich in historical detail and careful research, two Coretta Scott King Award-winning authors movingly describe Christmas on a pre-Civil War plantation from two starkly different points of view--the big house and the slave quarters. Magnificent full-color illustrations, along with recipes, poems, songs, journal excerpts, and more add depth and authenticity to this extraordinary book.
Table of Contents
Christmas is coming... -- In the big house... -- And in the Quarters... -- Getting ready for the big times -- Deck the halls -- Christmas eve-a very busy day -- Gloria in Execlsis Deo -- Pattin' the Juba -- Christmas gif' -- All day it's Christmas -- Rise up, shepherd, an' foller -- We wear the mask on New Year's eve -- First day -- Looking back.