“Trumpets the power of one person's efforts in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds to inspire an entire community.”
—Shelf Awareness for Readers, Starred Review
"Bildner and Parra have created a folk hero for the ages, and for readers of all ages."
—New Orleans Times-Picayune
"A fine tribute to an unsung African-American hero.”
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