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Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

by Sharon Robinson Illustrated by AG Ford
Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, shares an inspirational story about her family in Tanzania. AG Ford is a NEW YORK TIMES best-selling artist and winner of the NAACP Award.

Auntie Sharon and Grandmother Bibi have come to visit the family in Tanzania--all the way from America! Soon it will be Bibi's 85th birthday, and her seven grandchildren are planning a big surprise!

After days together at home telling stories and filling gaps from the years spent apart, it's time to embark on their secret journey--a safari in Serengeti National Park. But too soon, it's their last day together. And in a bittersweet moment, at the ruins of an old slave port, Bibi's African-born grandchildren come to learn what happened to their ancestors who went by slave ship to America.

Sharon Robinson eloquently portrays the joys and pains of a family living on two continents. And she gives African-American history a powerful new perspective when seen through the eyes of modern-day African children. AG Ford's luminous oil paintings reflect all the warmth and spirit of this moving story.
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
3.4
Lexile Measure
710L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Autobiography and Biography, Travel Book

About the Author and Illustrator

Sharon Robinson Sharon Robinson authored Jackie's Nine , a personal tour guide through the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father, Jackie Robinson, achieve his goals. Her other children's books include Promises to Keep and Safe at Home .
AG Ford AG Ford is an illustrator of children's books.

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