Library:ADCLP/By the Dawn's Early Light
By the Dawn's Early Light / by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Catherine Stock
The main character is an African-American mother who works two jobs to support her two children and her mother. The children see her only at dawn. The social realism of this picture book is melded into family love and understanding of the mother's situation. Editions are available in both English and Spanish. Translated by Alma Flor Ada.
African Americans, Family Life, Fiction, Grandparents, Mothers, Spanish text, Working parents
Ages 5 - 7 / Kindergarten - Grade 2
- ALA Notable Books for Children and Young Adults (honor)