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We Wait for the Sun

We Wait for the Sun

Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe; illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

Roaring Brook Press

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A beautiful and uplifting non-fiction picture book from trailblazing civil rights lawyer and activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree, We Wait for the Sun

Praise for We Wait for the Sun

*With nighttime scenes bathed in deep purples and a final scene of daybreak in golden hues, this touching tale successfully conveys special moments of hushed expectation and quiet exhilaration between a child and her strong, loving adult. Makes magic out of a true moment, as the best picture books do."--Kirkus Reviews, starred Review -

Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe; illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

Dovey Johnson Roundtree was an attorney and minister who was one of the first women to be commissioned an Army officer and who helped win a landmark case banning segregation in interstate bus travel. She died in 2018 at the age of 104.

Katie McCabe is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washingtonian Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, and Reader's Digest, among others. Her National Magazine Award–winning article on black medical legend Vivien Thomas was the basis for the HBO film Something the Lord Made, winner of three Emmys and a 2005 Peabody award.

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Photo Courtesy of Katie McCabe

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