Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me (Hardcover)
Jump At The Sun, 9780786818570, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
Two Caldecott Honor recipients join to bring you the incredible journey of one man, as he recounts the story of his passage on the Underground Railroad to his granddaughter. His message is one of cheer, for although he and his family found troubles during their escape, he found that folks, black and white, "helped lift us up when we was down." How, then, could he ever turn his back on another human being?
About the Author
Jerry Pinkney is the illustrator of more than a hundred books for children. His exceptional art has won numerous awards including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors. He has been recognized with numerous other honors, taught illustration and conducted workshops at universities across the country. Books Mr. Pinkney has illustrated include "God Bless the Child," a picture book interpretation of the song first performed by legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, "The Old African," by Julius Lester, and "Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman" by Alan Schroeder. He has worked on other projects dealing with the Underground Railroad for National Geographic and the National Park Service. Mr Pinkney lives and works in a nineteenth-century carriage house with his wife, author Gloria Jean, and is currently a member of the National Council on the Arts.