Ma Dear’s Aprons




“This touching portrait of a turn-of-the-century Southern family that understands what’s truly important is based on the life of the author’s own great-grandmother.

Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Floyd Cooper lovingly recreate a slice of turn-of-the-century Southern life for a single black mother and her son in this sweet picture book.

Little David Earl always knows what day of the week it is. He can tell by the clean, snappy-fresh apron Ma Dear is wearing, a different color for every day.

Monday means washing, with Ma Dear scrubbing at her tub in a blue apron. Tuesday is ironing, in a sunshine yellow apron that brightens Ma’s spirits. And so it goes until Sunday, when Ma Dear doesn’t have to wear an apron and they can set aside some special no-work time, just for themselves.” – publisher

Full color.

32 pages

Reading Level – 4.2

Ages 4- 9


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