I’m so excited that “The Granddaughter Necklace” has been selected by the National Council for the Social Studies and Children’s Book Council as a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for young people. I’ve been writing this book my whole life or at least it feels that way. Since early childhood, I’ve been collecting family stories. Some of these, about the women in my family, provided the inspiration for this new book. Published by Arthur A. Levine Books, with miraculous illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline, my cherished family remembrances shine like jewels!
“Although the profiles are brief, they are rich, incorporating a range of life experiences and, quite wonderfully, the blending of different ethnicities within the family. Ibatoulline’s lovely, detailed illustrations have a warm glow…” School Library Journal
“Though classified as fiction, the book is clearly a personal journey, capturing individual moments that connect a family of women over the years, enlivened with images of grace, depth, and emotion.” Booklist
“Wyeth’s story…feeds a sense of connectivity and belonging through the generations.” Publishers Weekly