The Sittin' Up

The Sittin' Up

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When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they areproud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.
Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced withhumor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, funtale from a storytelling master."
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 27mm | 180g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0147514290
  • 9780147514295

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"A rich tapestry . . . the reader always feels wrapped up in the warm arms of this loving cvommunity."--"The Horn Book"
"A tale of sorrow and hope that recalls the simple pageant of live in a close-knit community."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"The real value here is fom the evocation of the community and the carefully detailed description of funeral rites and customs from the time period."--"BCCB"
"A story of a close-knit community on the verge of major changes."--"School Library Journal"
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About Shelia P Moses

Shelia P. Moses is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including National Book Award Finalist, "The Legend of Buddy Bush "and "I, Dred Scott." She's also the co-author of New York Times bestselling "Callus on My Soul," comedian and activist, Dick Gregory's memoir. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia."
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107 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 19% (20)
4 40% (43)
3 28% (30)
2 12% (13)
1 1% (1)
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