Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Who Will I Be, Lord? by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Who Will I be, Lord? illustrated by Sean Qualls. $16.99. Random House, 2009. To discover her future path a young girl looks at her family’s past and present. Starting with her great grandfather the mailman to her parents, a car guy and care giver. Her uncle, the pool shark, tells her that whatever she does she needs to do it well. Her mama explains that each of us has seeds given from God that we can grow. The story has obvious religious overtones; however, the book’s ultimate message is that the person we become is up to us. The illustrations are a soothing and playful combination of paint and charcoal sketches. EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.