Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams

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This child’s view of the long day’s work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet’s resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life. “With its restrained poetic text and impressionist paintings, this is a picture book for older readers, too.”--Booklist
 

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Published February 15, 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The artist and poet (the text is reworked from two of Williams's Peacock Poems, 1975) effectively capture a strong sense of family, of exhaustion at day's end, and, most poignantly, Shelan's isolation--children she meets in one field are generally gone by the next, and there seems to be no life f...

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In a starred review, PW called this gritty and poetic account of a family of African American migrant workers an auspicious debut. A Caldecott Honor book. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)

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A hot, arduous and typical day in the life of a family of migrant cotton pickers is the subject of Williams's striking first picture book.

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