"They're hiring colored women in Chicago since all the men are off fighting in the war." And so Ada's mother leaves in search of a job. "Perfectly matched words and illustrations masterfully bring to life the emotions a little girl experiences as she, her grandmother, and a stray kitten comfort and console one another."—SLJ
Common Core Alignment:
RL.3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Caldecott Honor Book
Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
ALA Notable Book