Coming on Home Soon

ISBN-10: 0399237488
ISBN-13: 9780399237485
Edition: 2004
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Description: Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time.  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/7/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.

Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963 and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. She is a full-time writer and her books include Miracle's Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way, which won Newbery Honors. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Earl Lewis is dean of graduate studies at the University of Michigan.

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