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Sweet Potato Pie


Books to be published:


Run Faredy Run

Fish To Fry

Wake Up Granny

Rags and Duty Shoes

Miss Lady Bug's Block Party

Papa's Working Tools

Miss Mattie's Apron

 Sweet Potato Pie
The summer a great drought sweeps across the county, the only crop Sadie's family is able to save is the sweet potatoes. Money is tight, and if Papa doesn’t pay back his loan soon, the bank will take away the farm.

Suddenly Mama comes up with an idea — sweet potato pies! The family can sell her pies at the Harvest Celebration that starts the very next day. There's not much time to get ready, but as Sadie and her brother enlist the cooperation of their old cow, squawking chickens, and half-blind goat, the family rises to the challenge. And in the end it's Sadie who comes up with just the right recipe for success.

Sweet Potato Pie
is a delicious affirmation of strong family ties and creative problem solving. This lively story will capture your heart, as well as your taste buds. Loosely based on Lindsey's memories of her great grandmother's stories, the story took shape in Lindsey's mind as she sewed a quilt called "Sweet Potato Pie."

webassets/Faredy.jpgRun Faredy Run
  In my latest book, Run Faredy Run, a young slave girl and her little sister travel the road to freedom by way of The Underground Rail Road. Faredy, as she is called, was given this special name by her father. He promises that when the family reaches freedom he will reveal the true meaning of her name. Her father is sold farther South and later her mother is sold as well. Without hope, Faredy is left alone to care for her sister until she gets a visit from the Ole Shoofly, the plantation messenger. Faredy remembers all the coded quilts, songs, and words she learned at the slave quilting’s and through her bravery and the knowledge of the Underground Rail Road, she and Rosie begin their perilous flight to freedom.


Title - Sweet Potato Pie
Written by Kathleen D. Lindsey
Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
ISBN 1-58430-0612

Use link for recipe instructions

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe