DR. YSAYE M. BARNWELL is best known as a member of Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella quintet of African American women. She lives in Washington, D.C. SYNTHIA ST. JAMES wrote and illustrated The Gifts of Kwanzaa and illustrated Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen English, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
"Barnwell's resplendent, inspiring sentiments are a perfect
read-aloud or sing-along, and readers will instantly warm to the
joyous protagonist, taught by her Nana to celebrate
life."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)