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Singin' with Momma Lou

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Nine-year-old Tamika Jordan dreads visiting her grandmother at the nursing home. Momma Lou has Alzheimer's and always forgets who Tamika is. But when Tamika's father shows her Momma Lou's scrapbooks, the young girl gets the idea of jogging Momma Lou's memory. During each visit, she shows her grandmother memorabilia from the scrapbook: Momma Lou dressing Tamika like an ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Lee & Low Books (first published February 2002)
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Lisa  Skripps
Oct 29, 2009 Lisa Skripps rated it it was amazing
Singing with Momma Lou, by Linda Jacobs Altman, is the story of Tamika Louella Jordan. Tamika is nine years old…almost ten, and has a very hard time going to the nursing home to see her grandma, Mama Lou. Mama Lou has a disease called Alzheimers, and very often does not recognize her family members. It bothers Tamika that her grandmother does not always remember her, and does not want to go on her weekly visits until her father shares scrapbooks of her grandmother at a young age. Tamika decides ...more
Heidi
Feb 21, 2010 Heidi rated it liked it
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Every Sunday, Tamika and her parents visit Momma Lou who suffers from Alzheimer’s and doesn't always recognize them. Tamika dreads these visits, but as time passes and her parents lose hope as Momma Lou declines, Tamika finds old pictures and newspaper articles to try to help her recapture some of her lost memories. This picture book recognizes the brief and rare glimpses of recognition for those suffering with Alzheimer’s, and how once all memories vanish, it is up to those who are le
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Erin
Apr 22, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
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Linda Jacobs Altman creates a story about love and memories of a young family who has a grandmother with Alzheimers Disease. Every Sunday, Tamika and her family go to the nursing home to visit her grandmother who lives there. At first, young Tamika does not understand why they need to go and visit her every week. Especially since she does not even remember her half of the time. However, Tamikas' parents understand the importance of being their for their mother, so they continue to make Tamika ...more
Madie Marie
Apr 06, 2016 Madie Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Picture book number 12- The beginning starts off with a little girl named Tamika who talks about going to visit her Mamma Lou on Sunday but how she does not like it because Mamma Lou has Alzheimer Disease and she didn't like how it made Mamma Lou forget things. They arrive at the assisted living and Tamika goes to tell Mamma Lou who she is but Mamma Lou just starts singing and smiles at Tamika but her eyes are empty and how she spent yesterday at the civil rights rally even though Martin Luther ...more
(NS) Laura Jackson
Oct 27, 2009 (NS) Laura Jackson rated it really liked it
Tamika Jordan's grandmother lives in a nursing home and she does not enjoy going to the nursing home to visit her. Her grandmother, Momma Lou has Alzheimer's and which causes her to forget who Tamika is. One day Tamika's father decides to get out Momma Lou's old scrapbooks and show them to Tamika. As she was looking through the scrapbooks, Tamika has the idea of trying to bring back Momma Lou's memories through the scrapbook. Tamika continues to visit her grandmother, each time showing her ...more
 (NS) Amie
Oct 27, 2009 (NS) Amie rated it really liked it
Tamika loves her grandmother very much, but hates visiting her at the nursing home because lately Momma Lou doesn't remember her. Momma Lou has Alzheimer's disease, and it is getting worse everyday. With encouragment from her father, Tamika finds ways to help Momma Lou's memory. She shows her old photos, clippings and sings songs with her. Tamika realizes her grandmother will always love her no matter what happens to her memory and that it is up to Tamika now to remember the good times they had. ...more
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