Coming on Home Soon

Coming on Home Soon

Book - 2004
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Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.
Publisher: New York : Putnam's, c2004.
ISBN: 9780399237485
Branch Call Number: j P GROWING WOODSON
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.


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Jul 09, 2019

MLK week

Beautiful. Universal truths.

JCLBeckyC Apr 22, 2019

This is a beautiful and poetic historical fiction story for young people. The verse and pictures intertwine perfectly. No wonder it won a Caldecott Honor. If you know of any young history buffs, hand them this wonderful book.


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May 03, 2019

Stacey_White thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16


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