While on a trip in 1956 to visit her grandmother in the South, six-year-old Sarah Marie experiences segregation for the first time, but discovers that things have changed by the time she returns the following year.
Becky Birtha is the author of Grandmama’s Pride and Lucky Beans, which also express her advocacy for social justice. She has degrees in children’s studies and creative writing. She lives in Pennsylvania with her partner and their two young adult children.
Colin Bootman was born in Trinidad. He moved to the United States when he was seven, but the vibrant palette of the Caribbean has always influenced his painting. In 2004, he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award. He lives in New York.
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