Joyce Carol Thomas
Gingerbread Days
a book of poems and pictures for all ages
 
  

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Thank you for my family
Thank you, God, for blessing me
In this companion volume to BROWN HONEY IN BROOMWHEAT TEA, winner of the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Honor, Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper once again create a collection of poems and pictures to warm our hearts. From a January day filled with snow and fresh-baked gingerbread to a December filled with all the joys that the holidays bring, this is a month-by-month celebration of family, love, and the beauty of the world around us.
"Full of feeling." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[A] worthy companion to BROWN HONEY IN BROOMWHEAT TEA." -- The Horn Book
"Glows with light and warmth, conveying a strong sense of joy in living." -- Booklist
 
 
excerpts from Gingerbread Days:
 
 
April Medicine
 
My mother's touch, so tender, so certain
Steadies me with healing hands
Hands that cool my brow when I perspire
And warm me when I shiver
 
My mother's hands already know
The temperature of my head
The weather of my heart
How do they know to be cool when I'm hot
And warm when I'm not?
 
  
Poems © 1995 Joyce Carol Thomas. Illustrations © 1995 Floyd Cooper. Cover © 1995 HarperCollins Publishers.
 
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