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Coming on Home Soon

Coming on Home Soon

by Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.

6, 8, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson an award-winning author of books for young adults, including Last Summer With Maizon, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, and From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun.
E. B. Lewis E. B. Lewis has won a Coretta Scott King Award as well as a Caldecott Honor. He lives in New Jersey.

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