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by Emma Kallok
As a young girl expectantly watches her pregnant mother's prize watermelon belly, the moonlight slips and syrup drips, hair flows like honey and feet pad across the sun-scrubbed floor. Meanwhile, Bluesy Walker plays his sax next door. His energetic songs welcome the new baby into the world.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Tricycle Press
(first published March 1st 2001)
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GEM was a book about a young girl with a white mother and a black father. Her mother is pregnant and is going to give birth very soon. They have a neighbor named Bluesy who plays the saxophone all the time that the little girl can hear from their apartment. One morning her and her mother makes pancakes and her mother asks her to go ask Bluesy if he would like to come join them. When they two of them return home her father is back from work already eating some of the cakes. Bluesy eats his and be ...more