Books by Janice Lee Porter

YUVI'S CANDY TREE by Lesley  Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Uncomplicated language expressed in a direct and honest voice plus vibrant illustrations make Israel's Operation Moses easily accessible for early-elementary children. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The hardship many Ethiopian Jews faced to successfully reach Israel is recounted in the voice of a 5-year-old girl who escapes with her grandmother, determined to reach their destination. Read full book review >
BLACKBERRY STEW by Isabell Monk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Porter's rich, textured paintings, with their distinctive use of line, are warm and lively. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandpa Jack has passed away, and his half-African-American, half-white granddaughter (from the team's earlier Hope, 1999) doesn't want to attend his funeral because she's afraid she'll never see him again. Read full book review >
FAMILY by Isabell Monk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Readers can try out a few of the recipes that made this feast so fine, even Hope's surprise: pickles with peppermint stick centers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This sequel to Hope (1999), from the same team, centers on a family feast and a feast of family. Read full book review >
COUNT YOUR WAY THROUGH GREECE by Jim Haskins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 1996

"This book's like a whiff of moussaka: tantalizing, but leaves one craving more. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Learning to count in Greek is now as easy as one, two, three, in this entry in the Count Your Way series; Haskins and Benson use the numbers one through ten to expound on Greek history and culture. Read full book review >
ALLEN JAY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Marlene Targ Brill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"Note; afterword. (Nonfiction/Easy reader. 5-10)"
In the ``On My Own'' series, a straightforward story based on a childhood incident recorded in Jay's autobiography. Read full book review >
KWANZAA by A.P. Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Though the text is very simple and the realistic full-color illustrations appear in every double spread, the book's dignified style and format give it broad appeal. An attractive, useful addition. (Nonfiction. 5-11)*justify no*"
A clear, straightforward presentation of the weeklong African-American holiday, setting it in historical context and explaining its special observances, principles, and words both in the text and in summaries that will be valuable for reference. Read full book review >