Home Is with Our Family (Hardcover)

By Joyce Hansen, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

Jump at the Sun, 9780786852178, 282pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2010



Now that she is turning thirteen, Maria Peterson envisions new adult prestige and responsibility, like attending abolitionist meetings and listening to inspiring speakers such as Sojourner Truth. The year also brings trials and tribulations for her family and friends, however. The City of New York wants to turn her community's settlement into a park. Now that Maria has made a new friend, she's even more determined to stay put. But soon Maria discovers that her friend has a problem even more dire than being thrown out of her home. Will Maria be able to help her? And what will happen to her own family's home?
Filled with vivid period detail, action, and pathos, Home is with Our Family draws on the talents of two Coretta Scott King Award-winners to create a complete picture of a little known settlement in nineteenth century New York City. Like Little House on the Prairie and The Birch Bark House, Home Is with Our Family provides an intimate view of daily life in a time gone by.

About the Author

Joyce Hansen is the author of several books for children and young adults, receiving the Coretta Scott King Honor on four occasions. Her books include "I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly," " One True Friend," and "Home Boy."""She presently lives in South Carolina with her husband writing full-time. Visit her website at http: //www.joycehansen.com/index.htm

E.B. Lewis is the acclaimed illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including the 2005 Caldecott Honor Book, "Coming on Home Soon." He has won four Coretta Scott King Illustrator awards for his work on books such as "Talking About Bessie," by Nikki Grimes and "Verivie Goes to School With Us Boys." Mr. Lewis teaches illustration at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, and is a member of the Society of Illustrators. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey. Visit his website at http: //www.eblewis.com/illustration/eblewis.html