By William Miller; Susan Keeter (Illustrator)

Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781880000984, 1pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000

A young black girl's love of music leads her to a job in the home of an older white woman, who not only teaches her to play the piano but also about caring for others. From the author of "Richard Wright and the Library Card" and "Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree." Full color.

About the Author
William Miller is a poet and the author of many children's books. He teaches creative writing and African American literature at York College of Pennsylvania.Leonard Jenkins is a fine artist who has illustrated several children's books, including Walter Dean Myers's Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly. He lives in New York City, where he teaches painting at the School of Visual Arts.

Susan Keeter is a fine artist and illustrator with degrees in these subjects from Syracuse University. She illustrated "The Piano" by William Miller, which received the Best Picture Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International; and "Tippy Lemmey" by Patricia C. McKissack. Her paintings have been shown in both juried group shows and several one-person shows. Keeter lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Seth, and their daughters, Sara and Emma.