Dear Willie Rudd by Libba Moore Gray

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A woman sits in her rocking chair and recalls Willie Rudd, the black housekeeper who raised her fifty years earlier, and then the woman goes into her house and writes Willie a letter.

About Libba Moore Gray

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Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, but "Miss Tizzy" is her first writing for children.Ms. Gray's four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Peter M. Fiore has illustrated many books for children, including "Touching the Sky" by Louise Borden and "Henry David's House, " edited by Steven Schnur. Mr. Fiore has been interested in art since he was a young boy, and in addition to his book work, Mr. Fiore is well known as a fine artist. Mr. Fiore has received many awards and citations for his editorial illustration, including a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators.Mr. Fiore lives along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania with his family.
Published February 1, 2000 by Aladdin. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW called this a ""moving, evocative and thought-provoking"" account of a woman revisiting her childhood relationship with her family's black housekeeper in the Jim Crow South--and wishing it could have been different.

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Moving, evocative and thought-provoking, Gray's ( Miss Tizzy ) work deals with an ambitious topic, the Jim Crow South.

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