"It's not hard to find tales in which children, encircled by a loving family, explore links between their past and present, but this is a particularly moving variation on the theme. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Cabrera displays rare sensitivity to color and light in this children's debut, illustrating Belton's account of a child's visit to Sea Island relatives with scenes of dark-skinned, brightly dressed figures against impressionistic swirls of sand, sun, and images from the past.
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