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“A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. Soetoro-Ng, sister of Barack Obama, has written this story of compassion as a tribute to their mother.” – Booklist (stared review)
Maya Soetoro-Ng was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a writer and educator with a PhD in international comparative education. She says Ladder to the Moon, her first picture book, was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila s questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham, the
mother of Maya and of our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama.
Yuyi Morales is the illustrator of Kathleen Krull s Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, whose accolades include a Pura Belpré Award and a Christopher Medal, as well as the Pura Belpré Award-winning Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes. Born and raised in Mexico, she now lives in northern California.
I knew Maya as a graduate student in Hawai'i before she had children and was a celebrity as Barack Obama's sister. She is a brilliant woman- sensitive, very culturally aware. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Primo
Just one more book to my humble collection of wonderful Yuyi Morales! The book arrived in very good condition and the inside is beautiful as well - I mean stylish and atmospheric... Read morePublished 17 months ago by greta
This is a beautiful book with a wonderful story and written by President Obama's very gifted sister. I will order more of these for family members.Published 22 months ago by Sally J. Waitt
Beautiful artwork and tender story, very nice for gift giving on special occasions.
Young children would enjoy being read this story.
Beautifully illustrated, this tale of compassion is a wonderful book to share with young children. Although they may not grasp the full impact of the 2004 tsunami that wiped out... Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Carol M Fox
I was searching for another book when this book popped up, so I read the few free pages and wanted to read more. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Shirley
My daughters have a grandmother who has past and this book gives them an idea of were she might be since we are not religious. A great book written by my old english teacher. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Lindy Sanchez
It's important to remember that when the phrase "Reaching for the Moon" was originally coined, it was intended to be applied to the implausible aspirations of fanciful dreamers. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Troy of AALBC . com