I picked up January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco from the library yesterday and I cannot think of a better way to start the season that we remember so many who have paved the way for change for the better with their blood.
Patricia Polacco’s books never disappoint, but when I saw this cover I just gasped at it’s beauty.
I cannot imagine that she did not do the illustrations for this story without shedding tears. Every page, every facial expression, every stroke brought me closer to the precious Crosswhite family. Their story of hope for a new day for African Americans in this country is real. Members of their family still live today in the town where they first found freedom.