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You and Me and Home Sweet Home

by George Ella Lyon
Illustrated by Stephanie Anderson

Published by A Richard Jackson Book / Atheneum, 2009
40 pages
ISBN: 978-0-689-87589-2

Ages 4 - 8

An African American girl chronicles two transformations over the course of this lyrical story that begins with the girl and her mother on the verge of homelessness. The first transformation is physical: Volunteers—including the girl and her mom—converge on “a little plot of grass” and begin digging, pouring, sawing, hammering, building. The lead builders are all women, and over the course of a week, they construct a home. The second transformation is much more profound as the girl’s and her mother’s uncertainty about their future is replaced by excitement in a story that concludes with the dedication of their new “home sweet home.” George Ella Lyon’s participation in a Women’s Build project in Kentucky inspired this picture book warmly illustrated by Stephanie Anderson. Lyon includes just enough in her narrative to make clear that there was a lot happening prior to the project’s start—such as sponsorship by the church the girl and her mother attend—to make the new home possible. CCBC categories: Picture Books for School-Age Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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