Book Cover Image of Jonkonnu by Amy Littlesugar

by Amy Littlesugar

    Publication Date: Dec 29, 1997
    List Price: $15.95
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780399228315
    Imprint: Philomel Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann

    Hardcover Description:

    In a story based on Winslow Homer’s accounts of an 1876 trip to Petersburg, Virginia, the artist stirs up controversy when he poses freed slaves in colorful costumes while he paints a tribute to Jonkonnu, an African-American holiday celebrating freedom from slavery.

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