Born: 1939 in Bluefield, West Virginia
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Sandra lives in Chicago. Biography: When Sandra Belton grew up in what was then a segregated Beckley, she and her friends packed the library on Saturdays because it was one of the few places black kids were treated equal to whites. Much as she loved the library, she missed seeing books about black kids books she now writes to solid national reviews.
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|A cowboy named Ernestine
ISBN: 0803721528 OCLC: 44268004 Dial Books for Young Readers, New York : 2001. Ernestine O'Reilly comes from Ireland to Texas as a mail-order bride, but when she meets the man she is supposed to marry, she ends up deciding to be a cowboy instead.
|Beauty, her basket /
ISBN: 0688178219 OCLC: 51764585 Greenwillow Books/Amistad, [New York] : ©2004. While visiting her grandmother in the Sea Islands, a young girl hears about her African heritage and learns to weave a sea grass basket.
|Ernestine & Amanda /
ISBN: 068980847X OCLC: 34409949 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©1996. Although they do not like each other at first, two girls who take piano lessons from the same teacher, share friendship with twin sisters, and have their own personal problems each gradually find their feelings about the other changing.
|From Miss Ida's porch
ISBN: 0689818025 OCLC: 38237357 In the evening the residents of Church Street gather on Miss Ida's porch to share memories and hear stories about events in the past, events significant to them as black people.
|May'naise sandwiches & sunshine tea /
ISBN: 0027090353 OCLC: 29705583 Four Winds Press ; New York : ©1994. Big Mama reminisces with her grandchild about a childhood experience that helped inspire her to be the first member of her family to attend college.
ISBN: 9781506178066 OCLC: 946535758 In 1948, while spending the summer with her aunt in West Virginia to find her family roots, Tilara begins visiting the colored old folks' home called McKendree, makes new friends, and learns to love herself.
ISBN: 0688159508 OCLC: 41156406 Greenwillow Books, New York : ©2000. In 1948, while spending the summer with her aunt in West Virginia to find her family roots, Tilara begins visiting the "colored" old folks' home called McKendree, makes new friends, and learns to love herself.
|Store bought baby /
ISBN: 0060850868 OCLC: 61278412 Greenwillow Books, New York, NY : ©2006. The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.
ISBN: 0613088476 OCLC: 39493283 Aladdin 1998
|The tallest tree /
ISBN: 0060527498 OCLC: 154308747 Amistad/Greenwillow Books, New York : ©2008. When a group of young African-American children learn about Paul Robeson from one of the neighborhood "elders," they decide to reclaim the town theater in order to celebrate Robeson's life.