The Sittin' Up

The Sittin' Up Cover

The Sittin' Up

By Shelia P. Moses

Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399257230, 226pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2014

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
Shelia P. Moses has written fourteen books, includingThe Legend of Buddy Bush, a National Book Award nominee and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. She was the coauthor of Dick Gregory s memoir, Callus on My Soul. Her novelJosephwas nominated for the 2009 NAACP Image Award.