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In this New Orleans version of The Gingerbread Man, the King Cake Baby, a small figure that is traditionally baked inside a king cake during Carnival season, escapes and encounters various local characters as he runs across the French Quarter, heading for the Mississippi River. Includes a recipe for king cake.
A man known as the "Trashcan Wizard" sings and dances his way through the French Quarter in New Orleans, keeping his beloved city clean, until Hurricane Katrina's devastation nearly causes him to lose his spirit.
A boy learns that the truth is often stretched on the Bayou Clapateaux, and gets the chance to tell his own version of a bayou tale when he goes fishing
"Inspired by an iconic Norman Rockwell painting and translated from an original French text, this is a story about the day a little girl held her head high and changed the world"--|cProvided by publisher
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the history and culture of New Orleans as seen by a seven-year-old, his brother, and their grandmother, who lives in a shotgun house. Includes glossary.
A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.
Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.
After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader so he hits the New Orleans streets to find some answers.
Based on the musical Cinderella Battistella, created by Bob Bruce and David Cuthbert with music by Feddie Palmisano, this picture book captures all of the 1950s charm of the original performances.
Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and author's historical note