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Walking Home to Rosie Lee
By Keith D. Shepherd (illustrator) and A. Lafaye
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cinco Puntos Pr
Publication date March 15, 2016
Pages 32
Binding Paperback
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781941026052
ISBN-10 1941026052
Dimensions 0 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Availability§ Publication Cancelled
Original list price $7.95
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Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation. He's a child slave freed after the Civil War. He sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. "Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories, and dream-talking of the lives they're gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks, and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf 'round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama?" Gabe's odyssey in search of his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd's illustrations—influenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Benton—fervently portray the struggle in Gabe's heroic quest.

Selected as a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book and for the 2012 IRA Teacher's Choices Reading List.

A. LaFaye hopes Walking Home to Rosie Lee will honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War and will pay her respects to those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom. She is the author of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel Worth and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia.

Keith Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer, and educator working out of Kansas City, MO. His painting "Sunday Best" is part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection. He describes his work as being "motivated by family, religion, history, and music."

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With A. Lafaye | from Cinco Puntos Pr (August 9, 2011)
9781933693972 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.00 × 11.50 × 0.30 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation.
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With A. Lafaye | Reprint edition from Cinco Puntos Pr (November 15, 2016)
9781941026571 | details & prices | 32 pages | List price $7.95
About: "[T]his account of a freed slave boy's search for his mother is distinguished by a vivid narrative voice and page-turning suspense.
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With A. Lafaye | from Cinco Puntos Pr (March 15, 2016)
9781941026052 | details & prices | 32 pages | List price $7.95
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