My Feet Are Laughing

Lissette Norman; Pictures by Frank Morrison

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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My name is Sadie
and I live in Harlem
with my mother
and my little sister, Julie.

Sadie likes living in her grandmother’s brownstone, where she has her own bedroom and a backyard to play in. She’s full of thoughts and has lots to say about her family and friends, her home, her hair, and her laughing feet that can’t keep still. And when she grows up she plans on being a poet.

This collection of sixteen exuberant poems in the voice of a young Dominican American girl and energetic, bright paintings celebrates Sadie’s family and the city around her.

My Feet Are Laughing is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for My Feet Are Laughing

"Sure to make readers' feet laugh."  --Kirkus Reviews
"Love, joy, and the courage to be oneself spring from the 16 free-verse poems in Norman's first book."  --Booklist
"A sweet, hip, and joyous book."  --School Library Journal
"16 poems that are infectious in their toe-tapping, life-loving spirit."  --Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Lissette Norman; Pictures by Frank Morrison

LISSETTE NORMAN lives in New York City. This is her first
book. FRANK MORRISON, the recipient of the Coretta Scott
King /John Steptoe New Illustrator Award for Jazzy Miz Mozetta
by Brenda C. Roberts, lives in Hampton, Georgia.

Lissette Norman
Frank Morrison

Photo by Derek Alvez
Lissette Norman

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My Feet Are Laughing
Lissette Norman; Pictures by Frank Morrison


Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Commended, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Alabama Children's Choice Book Award Master List


Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 2006
ISBN: 9780374350963
ISBN10: 0374350965
Picture Book Poetry
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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