My Mama Needs Me
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My Mama Needs Me

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Jason wants to help, but isn't sure that his mother needs him at all after she brings home a new baby from the hospital.
Published May 1st 1984 by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books
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This is a book about a young African-American boy whose mother just gave birth to a baby girl. The main character of the story, Jason, wants to help out his mother, but does not know how to.

The illustrator draws his characters in a way that is not very realistic. While the images themselves look like people, when looking closer, there are strange lines through the face and shapes that are not normally there. The pictures have some bright color but are mostly dull. The parts of the pictures that...more
Sharia A.
This book is about a young African American male named Jason. Basically, Jason was asked to do many task and Jason was not able to help because he had a new born baby sister. I enjoyed this book because it showed the African American family unit in a positive way. This book would be helpful to me for my students because they are always showed other races of fathers when their are black fathers in a positive way. Mildred Pitts Walter is African American which gives the book an honest trutht to wh...more
Stephani Snow
This is a good book to prepare children who have never had a sibling before what life is going to be like. The boy in this story wants to help out his mom and thee baby but can't understand why sometimes the mom just doesn't need his help, like when the baby is already asleep or she just got to sleep.

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Sammie Ortiz
This book was interesting.... It can help if students in the class are dealing with a new baby sibling. They can relate to the character. But apart from that, I wish there was more to it. Also, I found the picture of the mother breastfeeding almost too much for a children's book.
what mama needs is a good nanny so she can spend some time with that older child. lol
1984 CSKing Illustrator Winner

Cute story but the illustrations were horrendous.
Illustrations are very dated. Text is OK.
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Delegate to the 2nd World Black and African Festival of the Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1977. Graduate of Southern University with an MA in education from Antioch College. She lives in Denver, Colorado, and travels widely as an educational consultant.
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