Title: In My Momma’s Kitchen
Author: Jerdine Nolen
Illustrator: Colin Bootman
Publisher: Jerdine Nolen
Publication Date: 2001
Genre: Realistic Fiction Picture Book depicting African Americans
Audience: Gr. 3, 4, 5

Overview: A heartwarming set of short stories about a little girl who feels that all the good things that happen to and with her family, happen in her mother’s kitchen. All of the short stories depict a different aspect of her life: her older sister, her best friend, her aunt’s, her great-aunt, her dad, her mom, and her family as a whole.

Activity: Have the children write or draw a picture about something good that happened in their kitchen. It can be anything good, but it has to have occurred in the kitchen.

Reviewer’s Name: Krista Jensen