Who Will I Be, Lord?

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Random House / 2009

A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward.... A young girl thoughtfully considers her family tree and the vibrant ancestors who populate it. As each family member’s story is revealed, her quiet meditation—about what kind of person she’ll be when she grows up—transforms into a testament to the importance of sharing family stories. The simple, elegant narrative combined with Sean Qualls’s evocative art makes for a wonderful read-aloud experience.