In Her Hands

By BookDragon

Thank goodness young Augusta Savage had a supportive mother to balance out her discouraging father who crushed her youthful sculpture beneath his feet to prevent her from wasting time. . . . But lest we all be quick to condemn the man, he did have his own tough challenges with 13 kids to support, as well as a congregation that depended on his spiritual leadership: as if to keep us from casting that first stone, illustrator Bereal gently reminds us of tolerance with a picture a hole-y, worn boot hovering over one of Savage’s small creations mid-crush. Little touches like this make this title more than just a kiddie biography. —BookDragon, The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program