Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas

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Shanté Keys loves New Year's Day! But while Grandma fixed chitlins, baked ham, greens, and cornbread, she forgot the black-eyed peas! Oh no—it'll be bad luck without them! So Shanté sets out to borrow some from the neighbors.


Gail Piernas-Davenport has enjoyed writing since she was in grade school. She used to go in her basement and write crazy stories and novels. She lives in Illinois. Marion Eldridge is a graduate of the Boston Museum School and Tufts University. She has illustrated numerous books and has taught illustration at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She lives in Massachusetts.