The Sittin' Up

By Shelia P. Moses
Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399257230, 226pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2014

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Description
When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they areproud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.
Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced withhumor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, funtale from a storytelling master.



About the Author
Poet, author, playwright, and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of ten children on Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina. She is the co-author of Dick Gregory's memoir, "Callus on My Soul", as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: "The Legend of Buddy Bush";" The Return of Buddy Bush"; "I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott; " and "The Baptism". Shelia lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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