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An evocative story about an African-American girl's summer visit with her great-grandparents, who tell her wonderful tales of their family

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.

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subject_facet African-Americans. -- Fiction, Great-grandmothers -- Fiction
title_display Jewels
title_full Jewels / Belinda Rochelle ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hua Hu
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topic_facet African-Americans, Fiction, Great-grandmothers