In nineteenth-century New Orleans, a praline lady strolls the French Quarter, selling her delectable sweets. These entrepreneur women of color were once a common sight in the neighborhood. Young readers will go along with this praline lady as she makes her pralines, sells them from her basket, and grows her business.
About the Author:
Kirstie Myvett was born and raised in the Crescent City. Her grandmother lived in a shotgun house and, like the Praline Lady, made luscious pecan candy. That family tradition inspired Myvett to write about these entrepreneurial women of color. She believes that representation matters and features diverse writers on her bog at diversedebuts.com. Myvett graduated from Columbia College Missouri and lives with her family in New Orleans, Louisiana.