From the legendary children's book writer Eloise Greenfield comes the beautiful Coretta Scott King Honor-winning middle grade memoir written in collaboration with her mother and grandmother and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney.
Three generations of African-American women remember their "childtimes" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. This book preserves the lives and communities of times past for future generations.
Complete with a family tree, photos from the authors' family albums, and drawings by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney, Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little's Childtimes beautifully captures the experiences of grandmother, mother, and daughter as they recall moments from their childhood.
"The intimate details of loving and growing up and the honesty with which they are told will involve all readers, both white and black, and broaden their understanding of this country's recent past." —School Library Journal