My mother, Miss Essie, used to tell my sister, my brother, and me, “Eat every bit of food on your plate today, because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.” Like many Americans, my siblings and I have an eye on the future, and we keep pushing although we’reuncertain about tomorrow. We might not know [...]
About Rita Williams Garcia
Rita Williams-Garcia is the winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Award for One Crazy Summer, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. Her acceptance speech was delivered at the annual American Library Association conference in New Orleans on June 28, 2011.