Of the many stories her great-grandparents tell all summer long, Lea Mae most likes those about her family: her great-great grandfather who was led to freedom by Harriet Tubman and another great-great grandfather who was a Buffalo soldier in the West. Lea Mae spends joyful days with her 'Ma dear and Pop Henry, going to church, flying in the air on a swing, looking at 'Ma dear's photo album. She will always remember her great-grandparents' stories, which are "like diamonds, sapphires, and rubies...jewels to treasure forever".
Complemented by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's evocative watercolors, Belinda Rochelle's story is a shining example of the African-American tradition of storytelling and a tribute to the bond between generations.
Level 4.1, 0.5 Points
|Grouped Work ID||09ff56c5-1276-3ef0-430a-834f55754d1c|
|Grouping Author||rochelle belinda|
|Last Grouping Update||2017-12-19 00:08:33AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-22 01:23:29AM|
|auth_author2||Van Wright, Cornelius,|
|author2-role||Van Wright, Cornelius,ill.|
|detailed_location_school||Maxwell Elementary - Everyone|
|display_description||During Lea Mae's annual summer visit her great-grandmother 'Ma Dear tells her wonderful stories about their family members and the past, stories that are jewels of African-American history.|
|item_details||ils:CARL0000526576|B00206698|Maxwell Elementary - Everyone|E ROC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2B552|||
|record_details||ils:CARL0000526576|Book|Books||English|Lodestar Books/Dutton,|1998.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.|
|subject_facet||African-Americans. -- Fiction, Great-grandmothers -- Fiction|
|title_full||Jewels / Belinda Rochelle ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hua Hu|
|topic_facet||African-Americans, Fiction, Great-grandmothers|