Working cotton / written by Sherley Anne Williams ; illustrated by Carole Byard.
- [1st ed.]
- San Diego ; New York ; London : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, [©1992]. (Singapore : Printed and bound by Tien Wah Press)
 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
- Child labor -- Juvenile fiction.
Migrant labor -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Cotton picking -- Juvenile fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics) -- Juvenile fiction.
Time perception -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Poverty -- Juvenile fiction.
Agriculture -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Migrant labor -- Fiction.
- Childrens subjects:
- Family life -- Juvenile fiction.
Afro-Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
- Place of Publication:
- United States California San Diego.
United States New York (State) New York.
- A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.
- "The text of Working Cotton is based on the poems "the trimming of the feathers" and "conejo," originally published in The Peacock Poems by Sherley Anne Williams"--t.p. verso.
"The illustrations in this book were done in acrylic paints on Stonehenge white paper. The display type was set in Caruso Scratch Dot"--t.p. verso.
"Production supervision by Warren Wallerstein and David Hough. Designed by Trina Stahl"--t.p. verso.
Designed by Atha Tehon.
Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 1993.
Caldecott Honor Book, 1993.
- Local notes:
- Tehon Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Susan Tehon
Tehon Collection copy: dust jacket retained.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy has "Reinforced binding".
- Penn Provenance:
- Tehon, Atha (former owner) (Tehon Collection copy)
Tehon, Susan (donor) (Tehon Collection copy)
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Byard, Carole M., illustrator.
Stahl, Trina, book designer.
Wallerstein, Warren, associated name.
Hough, David, associated name.
Tehon, Atha, designer.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, publisher.
Tien Wah Press Sdn. Bhd., printer.
Atha Tehon Thiras Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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