A gorgeously illustrated picture book that is a powerful love letter to chosen families and the village that raises us. A young girls basks in the love of her community–which includes not only her mother but the many different women who make up her world.
Home can be a blue house with white trim you share with your mama. But it can be bigger than that, with lots of Big Mamas to take care of you when your mom works–different houses for every day of the week. Like Nurse Louella, who’ll take you bike riding in the airport parking lot every Monday. Or Miss Henry and her lady friend, who teach you how to catch fish on Friday afternoons. Or Tuesdays with Miss Zikora, eating delicious fufu with your fingers. No matter where you are, as long as you are with your Big Mamas, you are home.
This beautiful book from Pushcart Prize-winning author Shay Youngblood and popular illustrator Lo Harris that celebrates the wider meaning of family is one to treasure.