On the Day I Was Born

by Debbi Chocolate and Melodye Rosales

A contemporary African-American family welcomes its newest member with a combination... read more

A contemporary African-American family welcomes its newest member with a combination of ancient African traditions, such as holding the baby up to the heavens and presenting him with a kofia and kente cloth, and modern American practices. Boldly colored realistic gouache paintings illustrate the celebratory moods of a loving extended family. Winner, 1995 CCBC Coretta Scott King Award Discussion: Illustration (Ages 3-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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