I Need To Ask You Something
By Miriam Marx
Photographed by Patricia A. Keeler, Francis McCall
Getting ready to go outside on a chilly day, an African American girl needs to ask her mom for lots of help—from finding her gloves to opening the heavy door. After all this help, she gives her mom a very special "thank you."
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About the Creators
was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She has a master’s degree in education and now works as a bilingual first grade teacher in a Spanish immersion program. Miriam enjoys helping her son when he needs it, and she wants children to know it’s okay to ask for help. She and her son live in Portland, Oregon, with their dog, Miso.
first fell in love with African dance after watching a Batoto Yetu performance at the Victory Theater in New York City. Pursuing the idea for a book, Keeler met Júlio Leitão and spent many weekends observing the young dancers in his troupe. With this book, Keeler hopes to introduce the richness of African dance to young readers everywhere. She lives with her husband in Hoboken, New Jersey.
was born in Baltimore, Maryland. One of eleven children, Francis learned about photography from his mother, an avid picture taker with plenty of subjects. When Francis isn’t writing or taking pictures, he enjoys camping, hiking, and doing yoga. Francis and his wife, author/illustrator Patricia Keeler, live in Hoboken, New Jersey.