Sea grass basket . . .
Sweetgrass basket . . .
Beauty, Her Basket.
"I stick my nose inside the basket as far as it can go. I want to smell its secrets."
Sandra Belton and Cozbi A. Cabrera invite you to the Sea Islands, where a young girl, her cousin Victor, and their Nana are spending the summer together. Therewill be stories to share and pictures to see and secrets worth knowing. Secrets about these times and the old times and tomorrow, too.
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Sandra Belton is the author of the Ernestine & Amanda series, the novels Store-Bought Baby and McKendree, and several picture books, including From Miss Ida's Porch, Pictures for Miss Josie, and Beauty, Her Basket. Sandra Belton grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Cozbi A. Cabrera received a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design. Her cloth dolls (Muñecas) have garnered the attention of collectors around the world and have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is the illustrator of the picture book Beauty, Her Basket, which Publishers Weekly called "a quiet treasure" in a starred review. Her work is featured in her eponymous shop and atelier in Brooklyn. She lives in New York City.From Booklist:
Gr. 1-4. Set in the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia, this follows a young girl into a world whose rhythms are planted in history. The unnamed young narrator is visiting her nana for the summer. She takes in the seascape and the patois rolling lyrically from Nana's tongue, but she is especially intrigued by the grass baskets crafted by the island people. By example and through anecdote, she learns about the African origins of the basketry, along with the skilled rice farming and fishing that slaves brought with them to America. Through these lessons, she comes to appreciate the beauty of her heritage, both past and present. As with Pictures for Miss Josie (2003) and From Miss Ida's Porch (1993), Belton once again uses a narrative tale to illuminate priceless nuggets of African American history. Dark, sometime dreamy pastels evoke the island setting and the warm, loving family backdrop. Pair this with Margot Theis Raven's Circle Unbroken [BKL F 15 04], also about the tradition of basket crafting. Terry Glover
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