Hardcover Picture Book
Published by Peachtree
Illustrated by Daniel Minter
"On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there’s nothing like going down home.”
Down home is Granny’s house. Down home is where Lil Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to family history. All the kids have to decide on what tribute to share, but what will Lil Alan do?
In this rich and moving celebration of history, culture, and ritual, Kelly Starling Lyons’ eloquent text explores the power of family traditions. Stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multi-generational family.
More about Going Down Home with Daddy . . .
- Meet-the-Author of Going Down Home with Daddy (audio clip of me talking about the book.) Thank you to TeachingBooks.net for creating it.
- Guest Post by Daniel Minter about his illustrator journey and inspiration for Going Down Home with Daddy
- 2019 AAUW Young People's Literature Award (presented by AAUW NC and NC Literary & Historical Association)
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