Working Cotton

By Sherley Anne Williams

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Caldecott Medal,Coretta Scott King Award
Publisher: Harcourt 1992

A poetic look at life as a young cotton field laborer.

Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.