Grandmama's Joy

Title

Grandmama's Joy

Illustrator

Carole Byard

Publisher

Philomel Books

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780399210648

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Rhondy's grandmother is sad after learning that they must find another place to live, Rhondy reminds her that they will still have what is most important--each other.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family member death; Kinship care; Poverty; death of a parent; grandparent raising grandchildren; grandmother raising granddaughter; financial hardship

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American)

Family Formation

grandmother

Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1981, Honor Book, Illustrator
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001

Keywords

home; joy; love; moving; sadness; rent; pebble; gifts

Diversity Impact

direct

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