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A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day (Hardcover)

A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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About the Author


Leah Henderson writes for young readers of all ages, and her books have been named a Children’s Africana Book Awards Notable and a Bank Street Best Book. Leah holds an MFA in writing and is on the faculty of Spalding University’s graduate writing program. She resides in Washington, D.C. 

Floyd Cooper has received a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors for his illustrations. Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Praise For…


**STARRED REVIEW**
"Cooper’s illustrations are soft and gentle. . . Henderson’s choice to show the development of this day of remembrance from the perspective of a child involved in the literal work required to build it gives the story weight and meaning."
— Kirkus Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Cooper’s mixed-media illustrations beautifully depict the community’s emotions and their actions in creating a memorial. Soft colors gently envelop readers in the story... An enchanting account of the first Memorial Day, this book is recommended for all."
— School Library Journal

"The moving story, as seen through the eyes of a newly freed boy watching his father and others work hard in anticipation of memorial festivities, is enhanced beautifully by Cooper’s illustrations." 
— Booklist

"Henderson’s affecting narrative resonates with reverence, and Cooper’s prolific use of muted browns and yellows creates a solemn yet celebratory tone... This worthy title offers another little-known fact about African American contributions that are an imperative part of America’s history and traditions."
— The Horn Book Magazine

"Oil erasure images by Coretta Scott King Award winner Cooper portray Eli, his family, and their town in images whose power and presence invites lingering views. . . Henderson commemorates the way Eli’s Black community remembers a painful piece of history—while honoring the people who experienced it." 
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419736308
ISBN-10: 1419736302
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English

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