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
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- Historical Fiction
About the Author and Illustrator
Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than two dozen young adult, middle grade, and picture books, including Each Kindness, Beneath the Meth Moon, Feathers, and Miracle's Boys, the last of which was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. She is a three-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time National Book Award finalist, winner of a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, and a Caldecott Honor winner as well. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
E. B. Lewis E. B. Lewis has won a Coretta Scott King Award as well as a Caldecott Honor. He lives in New Jersey.