Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen English
(Coretta Scott King Honor Award)

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Essie is excited to see her cousin Neeny, who recently moved to the South Carolina mainland from Daufuskie Island. Neeny is now a fancy young lady, no longer interested in the island way of life. But does anyone ever really forget their roots? Essie knows the answer and gives her cousin a special gift that wil l always keep the island close to her. Full color.
 

About Karen English

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Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author and a retired?elementary school teacher. She lives in Los Angeles, California. SYNTHIA ST. JAMES " wrote and illustrated "The Gifts of "SYNTHIA ST. JAMES " wrote and illustrated "The Gifts of Kwanzaa" and illustrated N"eeny Coming, Neeny Going "by KareKwanzaa" and illustrated N"eeny Coming, Neeny Going "by Karen English, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustran English, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California. tion. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Sagebrush Education Resources. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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English's first book employs a seamless blend of American and West African language and custom in a story about the pull of family, set in the 1950s on Daufuskie Island, off the coast of South Carolina.

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This book purports to acknowledge changes that have taken place over the years in the Sea Islands off South Carolina: the encroachment of pollution, job losses, migration to the mainland.

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