Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010
Juvenile Literature by Clifton L. Taulbert, illustrated by E. B. Lewis Dial Books for Young Readers (Hardcover, $15.99, ISBN: 0803721749, 2/1999) In a series of acclaimed memoirs, Clifton Taulbert has told of the nurturing community that raised him within the segregated Mississippi Delta of the 1950's. Now the memorable characters from Eight Habits of the Heart, When We Were Colored, and Taulbert's other popular works appear in his first picture book. Little Cliff's great-grandmother needs a pound of butter to make her candied sweet potatoes. She sends Cliff off to get the butter and tells him to get home "lickety-split." But all the front porches Cliff must pass are full today―full of neighbors who want to help him with his errand! This heartwarming story about intergenerational friendship is beautifully illustrated by artist E. B. Lewis's light-filled paintings.