Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline WoodsonComing On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

Coming On Home Soon

byJacqueline WoodsonIllustratorE. B. Lewis

Hardcover | October 7, 2004

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Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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.
Jacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and she received the 2018 Children's Literature Legacy Award. She is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott Kin...
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Title:Coming On Home SoonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.39 inPublished:October 7, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399237488

ISBN - 13:9780399237485

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from coming on home soon A lovely picture book about a young mother who needs to leave her mother and daughter to go to Chicago to get work. The young daughter misses her mother and times are tough during the war.
Date published: 2018-05-10

Editorial Reviews

* "Woodson and Lewis tell a moving historical story of longing and separation. [The] period and place are wonderfully specific; the yearning is timeless."—Booklist, starred review* "Perfectly matched words and illustrations masterfully bring to life all the emotions that the girl is experiencing as she, her grandmother, and a stray kitten that has come to stay all try to comfort and console one another."—School Library Journal, starred review