by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
In this picture book, best friends Breyna and Emily have always heard the grown-ups talk about the historic moments they witnessed in their pasts. So when the girls hear about the possibility of history being made on November 4, 2008, they plan a special sleepover at Breyna’s house. Breyna’s parents and grandparents help to make the night memorable. “Grandpa popped popcorn that sounded like tiny crickets dancing, tap, tap, tap.” The girls enjoy a wonderful historic night together that ends in the announcement of the First African American President of the United States of America.
Award-winning illustrator/artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist creates a stunning picture book using poetic language and vibrant watercolors to depict what became one of America’s most historic moments.