Working Cotton

by Sherley Anne Williams and Carole Byard

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152014827
  • ISBN-10: 0152014829
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 02/15/1997
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

A 1993 Caldecott Honor Book 


This child’s view of the long day’s work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet’s resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life. “With its restrained poetic text and impressionist paintings, this is a picture book for older readers, too.”--Booklist

About the author
Sherley Anne Williams

An award-winning fiction writer, playwright, and poet, Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999) is best known for her widely acclaimed novel Dessa Rose. Her interest in children's literature was nurtured by story-telling sessions for her son, Malcolm, and his friends.Working Cotton is based on poems from The Peacock Poems, a National Book Award nominee, and his her first book for children.

Carole Byard

Carole Byard (1941-2017) was an artist and illustrator whose books for children twice won the Coretta Scott King award.