Dear Willie Rudd by Libba Moore GrayDear Willie Rudd by Libba Moore Gray

Dear Willie Rudd

byLibba Moore GrayIllustratorPeter M. Fiore

Paperback | February 1, 2000

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Fifty years have passed since Miss Elizabeth was a girl, but she still remembers Willie Rudd, the black housekeeper who helped raise her. She remembers the feel of sitting in Willie Rudd's lap while the housekeeper sang to her. And she remembers how Willie Rudd scrubbed the floor on her hands and knees. What would Miss Elizabeth say to Willie Rudd if she were alive today? She decides to write her a letter telling her how things would be different. Now Willie Rudd would come in the front door -- not the back. She would ride in the fornt of the bus with Miss Elizabeth, and they could sit together at the movies. The two of them would have a wonderful time. And in her heartfelt letter, Miss Elizabeth has the chance to tell Willie Rudd something she never told her while she was alive -- that she loved her.
Title:Dear Willie RuddFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:40 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.2 inShipping dimensions:10 × 8 × 0.2 inPublished:February 1, 2000Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689831056

ISBN - 13:9780689831058

Appropriate for ages: 5


From Our Editors

Innocent little Miss Elizabeth thinks that her black housekeeper, Willie Rudd, should sit at the front of the bus and walk through the front door just like white folks, but she doesn’t understand why she can’t. It isn’t until Elizabeth becomes an adult 50 years later that she wishes she could have told her beloved housekeeper how she felt. The only way Elizabeth can get this burden off her shoulders is by expressing her thoughts to Willie — even if it means writing letters to her deceased housekeeper. Dear Willie Rudd by Libba Moore Gray and Peter M. Fiore is a touching novel that teaches young readers there are no limitations to loving someone.

Editorial Reviews

"Fiore's richly colored oil paintings express love and sorrow, and the faces are full of character".

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