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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.
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.
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.
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
When D.J.'s sister is chosen to be queen at a debutante ball, D.J.'s grandfather gives him and his cousin lessons in etiquette so that they can be her pages
Although he does not want to go at first, D.J. has a good time and learns a lot when he joins his mother and godmother at the annual jazz festival in New Orleans
On Mardi Gras seven-year-old D.J. experiences the excitement of being a page to the queen in the Zulu parade, the oldest black parade in New Orleans
Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs
An eight-year-old helping lead his father's "Injun tribe" on Mardi Gras gets separated from them in the busy streets of New Orleans but his spirit dog, Cheyenne, a policewoman, and his box of crayons help reunite them