by Kelly Starling Lyons
Great book for visualization! The smell of the tea cakes and Grandma Honey’s descriptive words take Tosh way-back-when when their people were enslaved. Grandma Honey describes how she makes the tea cakes throughhout the beginning of the story. Then Grandma Honey begins to be forgetful. First its finding the car in the parking lot, then it’s her sister’s phone number, but finally it’s the recipe for tea cakes. Tosh learns to make Tea Cakes from his mom and the next day Tosh visits Grandma Honey, the roles are reversed, and HE is the one who tells the story of their enslaved people and of the great-great-great-great-grandma making tea cakes.
Comprehension Strategies: Visualization, Inferring, Determining Importance, Schema
Topics: Grandparents, Getting Old, Slavery, Baking
Recipe for Grandma Honey’s Tea Cakes included in the end of the book!