Where it takes place:
It begins in Virginia and ends right here in Brooklyn.
Where I wrote it:
The story began in my grandmother’s living room in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. I wrote it here in Park Slope, Brooklyn mostly.
Why I wrote it:
After my grandmother died and my daughter was born, I wanted to figure out a way to hold on to all the amazing history in our family. I wanted a Show Way for my own daughter.
- Newbery Honor Medal
- Booklist Editor’s Choice
- BookLinks Lasting Connections