Synopses & Reviews
Little David Earl always knows what day of the week it is. He can tell by the clean, snappy-fresh apron Ma Dear is wearing -- a different color for every day. Monday means washing, with Ma Dear scrubbing at her tub in a blue apron. Tuesday is ironing, in a sunshine yellow apron that brightens Ma's spirits. And so it goes until Sunday, when Ma Dear doesn't have to wear an apron and they can set aside some special no-work time, just for themselves. andlt;BRandgt; In their first collaboration, Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack and award-winninng illustrator Floyd Cooper lovingly recreate a slice of turn-of-the-century Southern life as it was for a single African-American mother and her son.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Patricia C. McKissackandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including andlt;Iandgt;Goin' Someplace Special,andlt;/Iandgt; a Coretta Scott King Award andlt;BRandgt;winner; andlt;Iandgt;The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go,andlt;/Iandgt; written with her andlt;BRandgt;husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; andlt;Iandgt;The Dark-Thirty,andlt;/Iandgt; a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and andlt;Iandgt;Mirandy and Brother Wind,andlt;/Iandgt; recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.