Under the Same Sun
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545166720 Hardcover
40 Pages | 9.91" x 11.27" | Ages 4 to 8
Auntie Sharon and Grandmother Bibi have come to visit the family in Tanzania - all the way from America! They tell stories and fill gaps from the years spent apart, enjoy a breathtaking safari in Serengeti National Park, and learn about their ancestors at the ruins of an old slave port.
Sharon Robinson eloquently portrays the joys and pains of a family living on two continents. And she gives African-American history a powerful new perspective when seen through the eyes of modern-day African children. AG Ford's luminous oil paintings reflect all the warmth and spirit of this moving story.
Raves & reviews:
"Robinson bases the affecting story on her own family history, and Ford captures the memorable moments in luminous, full spread oil paintings, while the historic revelation is set apart in nearly monochromatic sepia, allowing youngsters to pause and reflect." -Booklist
"A worthwhile snapshot of a family that delights in its international and cross-cultural ties." -Kirkus
"Emphasizing the family reunion in the context of the African diaspora offers a somewhat romantic if uplifting opportunity to learn about a tragic history." -The New York Times Book Review
"A compelling story that may challenge popular notions of African family life." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books