Don't Forget Winona (Hardcover)

By Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, Kimberly Bulcken Root (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060271978, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004



Winona waved her kerchief and called: "Good-bye, cat Good-bye, swing Don't forget me "

Like so many Americans in the late 1930s, Winona's family must flee the dust bowl and begin the long trip west to California in hopes of starting a better life. The road they travel is Route 66, now a celebrated historic highway. Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson's beautiful text and the illuminated artwork of Kimberly Bulcken Root bring this one journey of thousands to life. don't forget winona is not only a stirring portrait of the migration westward that would reshape the face of America, but it is also a celebration of how the strength of a family can weather the most difficult of times.