Illustrated by Hudson Talbott
Then I got to the end of the story and thought, “Whoa—this is really about the real women in Jackie Woodson’s life/family, including Jackie—is this an autobiography?
Book Genre: Hybrid Text (historical fiction and narrative non-fiction)
Reading Workshop strategies: Critiquing, Inferring, Analyzing, Synthesizing, Questioning
Writing Workshop genre and strategies: Narrative Writing, Personal Narrative, Strong lead, Strong female, Elaboration
Curricular Themes: US /Civil War History, Black History Month, Family roots/family tree/ family contributions, We Need Diverse Books
Jacqueline Woodson's website: http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/
Bio on Hudson Talbott: http://www.penguin.com/author/hudson-talbott/30500