Didn't We Have Fun! (Hardcover)

By Hilda Robinson, Jeff Kunkel, Hilda Robinson (Illustrator)

Crickhollow Books, 9781933987170, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012

List Price: 19.95*
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Hilda Robinson's colorful paintings celebrate African-American playground games and recreation, family, church, and school life, drawn from her memories of growing up in an urban neighborhood in the days before television.

Meet Hilda's siblings, her Mama and Daddy, her Philadelphia neighborhood of red-brick row houses.

Enjoy with her this vibrant celebration of home life, fun and games, family activities, and church going, with an abiding love of life that shines through these delightful paintings of a girl and the place she grew up.

The book celebrates a rich heritage of healthy African-American urban neighborhoods and family life.

Hilda Robinson grew up in Philadelphia. Her work is featured in museum exhibitions and in many private and corporate collections. She lives in Oakland, California.

Jeff Kunkel wrote the text based on interviews with Hilda. A United Methodist minister, he is author of a number of books for adults and young readers. He also lives in Oakland.