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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Denia Lewis Hester  

Pen Name: Denia Hester

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


-- Denia Lewis Hester on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Hester lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information


Aesop Accolades Award

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Please contact publisher at Albert Whitman & Company 6340 Oakton St. Morton Grove, IL 60053 800-255-7675

Selected Titles At Your Library

Grandma Lena's big ol' turnip
ISBN: 9781489623294. OCLC Number: 893849800

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Grandma Lena believes that something worth doing is worth doing right. So she takes good care of the turnips she plants in her garden. One turnip grows to an enormous size Baby Pearl thinks it s a big potato! It is big enough to feed half the town. And it s so big that Grandma can t pull it out of the ground! Even when Grandpa, Uncle Izzy, Aunt Netty, and the dog help Grandma yank and tug, the big ol turnip doesn t budge. Still, this African-American family, including Baby Pearl, knows how to pull together.

Grandma Lena's big ol' turnip /
ISBN: 0807530239. OCLC Number: 56329122

Albert Whitman & Co.,. .

Grandma Lena grows a turnip so big that it takes her entire family pull it up and half of the town to eat it. Includes a note about cooking "soul food."