Singing with Momma Lou by Linda Jacobs Altman

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Nine-year-old Tamika Jordan dreads visiting her grandmother at the nursing home. Momma Lou has Alzheimer's and always forgets who Tamika is. After her father shows her Momma Lou's scrapbooks, Tamika comes up with an idea to jog Momma Lou's memory. Tamika is successful in reaching her grandmother one day when Momma Lou recognizes a newspaper clipping of a Civil Rights demonstration and leads everybody in a celebration of song.

Linda Jacobs Altman tells a moving story of intergenerational love and hope, while Larry Johnson's evocative paintings bring this memorable story to life. This a book to be shared by the whole family.

Altman learned about the effects of Alzheimer's when her mother was stricken with the disease. While it was a tragic experience, she learned from her mother the power of the human spirit.


About Linda Jacobs Altman

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Altman has written many books for young people. Johnson is an artist and also serves as Youth Minister at a Baptist church and is cohost of a weekend sports radio show.
Published May 1, 2002 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships.

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Cherished snapshots from Momma Lou’s full life marching for civil-rights causes, getting married in traditional African dress, and taking care of a young Tamika remind Tamika of “the days of secrets and dreams, when Momma Lou was her best friend in all the world,” and she realizes she owes it to ...

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