Coming on Home Soon

by Jacqueline Woodson and E.B. Lewis

Ada Ruth stays with her grandmother while her mother heads up to Chicago to work.... read more

Ada Ruth stays with her grandmother while her mother heads up to Chicago to work. Although she feels at home with grandma, Ada Ruth misses her mother terribly. She keeps waiting for the letter from her that tells them she will be “coming on home soon.”As the days go by slowly, Ada Ruth begins to realize that her grandmother misses her mother as mush as she does. Set during World War II, Jacqueline Woodson’s poetic text is filled with longing, while E. B. Lewis’s realistic watercolor paintings give a sense of the immense loneliness both Ada Ruth and her grandmother feel. Honor Book, 2005 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 5–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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