Belle is going to spend the summer touring the South with Grandmama and a swing jazz band! Belle has never been outside Pecan Flats, Mississippi and she can't wait to go on the road with Grandmama. There are so many new things to see on their travels through the Deep South. But some things aren't new. Everything is segregated, just like at home. But Grandmama stands up for what's right. And when she sings, Belle knows that Grandmama's song can bring everyone together.
Margaree K. Mitchell is the award-winning author of books for children, teens, and adults. She is the author of Uncle Jed’s Barbershop (Simon & Schuster), Granddaddy’s Gift (Scholastic), When Grandmama Sings (HarperCollins), The People In The Park (Watershed Books), and Woman In The Pulpit (Castlewood Books). Uncle Jed’s Barbershop has been adapted into an award-winning musical featuring Broadway veteran Ken Prymus as Uncle Jed.