Books by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson

DON’T FORGET WINONA by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
Released: April 1, 2004

"The first-hand voice brings the journey to life, personalizing the hardships the family weathers and characterizing an unforgettable little girl. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
As drought forces a family from their farm in Oklahoma, their trip west via Route 66 is recounted in first-person voice by the older sister of Winona, a rambunctious little girl who loves to laugh, sing, and run around instead of listening to her sister, who's responsible for her. Read full book review >
MY MAMA SINGS by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
Released: May 30, 1994

"Lovely as an old song, Peterson's words are beautifully extended in Speidel's richly luminous pastel art, where the boy and his mother share work, music, and a sense of their family history in perfect amity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``My mama sings me no new songs./We get along with used tunes,'' begins this young African-American's lyrical description of Mama's melodies. Read full book review >