We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the Loretta Little Looks Back tour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing #ownvoices reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote Loretta Little Looks Back for the entire week.
Remember, all tour hosts are required to post reviews in addition to their creative content.
Melanated Reader – #ownvoices Reflection
Curly Top Reads – Original Book Tag + #ownvoices Reflection
Kerri McBookNerd – Favorite Quotes + #ownvoices Reflection
Wow Book and Toy – Video Interview + TV Recs + 15 Thoughts
Kay the Bookworm – Video Review
Brandie Shenae Bridges – #ownvoices Reflection + Favorite Quotes
Bookin It With Ahtiya – Video Review
Bookish Girl Magic – Review
Positively Briana Reads – Blog Interview + Look Book + 15 Thoughts
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have made an outstanding contribution to the field of children’s literature both as individuals and as a team. Between them, they have published more than seventy children’s books that have received the highest awards and accolades, including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Honors, NAACP Image Award nominations, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, to name a few.
Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It
“Right here, I’m sharing the honest-to-goodness.” — Loretta
“I’m gon’ reach back, and tell how it all went. I’m gon’ speak on it. My way.” — Roly
“I got more nerve than a bad tooth. But there’s nothing bad about being bold.” — Aggie B.
Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B., members of the Little family, each present the vivid story of their young lives, spanning three generations. Their separate stories — beginning in a cotton field in 1927 and ending at the presidential election of 1968 — come together to create one unforgettable journey.
Through an evocative mix of fictional first-person narratives, spoken-word poems, folk myths, gospel rhythms and blues influences, Loretta Little Looks Back weaves an immersive tapestry that illuminates the dignity of sharecroppers in the rural South. Inspired by storytelling’s oral tradition, stirring vignettes are presented in a series of theatrical monologues that paint a gripping, multidimensional portrait of America’s struggle for civil rights as seen through the eyes of the children who lived it. The novel’s unique format invites us to walk in their shoes. Each encounters an unexpected mystical gift, passed down from one family member to the next, that ignites their experience what it means to reach for freedom.