Coming on Home Soon

Title

Coming on Home Soon

Illustrator

E. B. Lewis

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780399237485

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

550L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Single parent; Kinship care; single mother; grandmother raising granddaughter

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American)

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Awards

Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2005, Honor Book
Parents' Choice Award, 2004, Recommended, Picture Book
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2005, Honor

Keywords

World War II; Chicago; railroad; mail; letters; winter; snow; railroad cars; kitten

Diversity Impact

direct

Coming on Home Soon

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