Shelia Moses, The Sittin' Up. Bean is proud to take part in his first wake.
Coretta Scott King Award winner and author of The Legend of Buddy Bush, Shelia Moses, The Sittin' Up.When his adopted grandfather, the last slave man around, dies in 1940, Bean is hurt, but excited to be included in his first sittin' up--a wake for the dead.A tale of sorrow and hope that recalls the simple pageant of life in a close-knit community of tobacco sharecroppers. Ages 10+
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