Going Down Home with Daddy by Lyons, Kelly Starling
Kelly Starling Lyons

Going Down Home with Daddy -- Kelly Starling Lyons

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Set at one young boy's annual family reunion, this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book is a rich and moving celebration of Black history, culture, and the power of family traditions.
On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there's nothing like going down home
Down home is Granny's house. Down home is where Lil Alan and his parents and sister will gather with great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to their family history. All the kids have to decide what they'll share, but what will Lil Alan do?
Kelly Starling Lyons' eloquent text explores the power of history and family traditions, and stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor- and Caldecott Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multi-generational family.

Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Published: 04/02/2019
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 11.00h x 9.70w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781561459384
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 503178 / Going Down Home with Daddy

Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2019 pg. 114
School Library Journal 04/01/2019 pg. 62
Booklist 04/01/2019 pg. 76
Publishers Weekly 04/15/2019
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory