"In Limbo, From African Slave to Honored Grave, Robin Taylor-Chiarello's poetry combines with the artistry of Steven Lester to create a book that elegantly illustrates one man's journey from slave to freed man. Sharing the horrors of slavery through this man's story lends grace to a book which focuses on the importance of individual and group human interactions on society, and on the value of all human life. This book portrays the tragedy of this period in American history in a down-to-earth manner which makes it easier for children from third grade up to consume, though not sugar-coated. The combination of short-text and realistic paintings provide an excellent resource for teaching about slavery to a variety of students in a cross-curricular setting, making it an ideal resource for differentiating instruction of complex social studies concepts surrounding slavery in the U.S., especially for students who struggle to read longer texts." Donna Taylor, Ph..D - Educator and Administrator - Atlanta, Georgia --- Robin Taylor-Chiarello is an Internationally recognized children's author. Her books, The Blue Lobster, The Blue Lobster's Holiday, and It Only Takes One Friend are recipients of the Silver Mom's Choice Award. She has been honored at the New York, Paris and London Book Awards. Robin resides in Center Lovell, Maine and Chatham, New Jersey with her dog Harold Horatio Harkness.