“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
Reading Level – 4.2
Ages 4- 9