About the Author
became known around the country in 1963 as the first African-American to ride the carousel at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow Sharon on Twitter @ImSharonLangley & @sharonelangley and on Instagram at sharonlangley.com
Amy Nathan is an award-winning author. Her awards and honors include a Clarion Award and a Washington Post Book of the Week. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at amynathanbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @AmyNathanBooks.
Floyd Cooper has won the Coretta Scott King Award and Honor multiple times. He was twice nominated for the NAACP Image Award and has received numerous other awards including the Bank Street College Book of the Year Honor. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania. Visit Floyd's website at floydcooper.com, follow on Twitter @floycooper4 and Instagram at floyd.cooper.4.
"Delivers a beautiful and tender message about equality from the very first page."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Cooper’s richly textured illustrations evoke sepia photographs’ dreamlike combination of distance and immediacy, complementing the aura of reminiscence that permeates Langley and Nathan’s narrative."
— Publishers Weekly
"A solid addition to U.S. history collections for its subject matter and its first-person historical narrative."
— School Library Journal