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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.
"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.
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.
"Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed—he does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together." -- publisher
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
For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960