Mim's Christmas jam
When invited to create a book that introduced the vast contribution of African American laborers who helped build the subway system of New York City, we chose to expand the concept by crafting a story about a mother and children who are uncertain about Papa’s return from his work in the dangerous tunnels that were dug for the subway’s tracks. Mim’s Christmas Jam underscores the power of love in a family, and how something as sweet as jam can alight wonder and enchantment.
Mim‘s Christmas Jam. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Harcourt, 2001.