ISBN: 978-0-399-54668-6 Illustrations by John Holyfield
G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin

Miss Fancy in the News!

Meet the new Miss Fancy statue by Nelson Grice.

art inspires art.

Birmingham Now 3-21-21

Birmingham Now 3-26-21

CBS 42 News

Miss Fancy is Everywhere!

"Meet Miss Fancy should be savored for its joyous, vibrant renderings of Avondale's African American community and families, so full of movement and light that they often resemble stills from an animated film. This is a gem of a story."

Finalist for the 2022-2022 Nebraska Golden Sower Award

ILA Teachers' Choice Reading List

Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year

Alabama Library Association 2020 Juvenile Award

Amazon Best Children's Book of 2019 so far: ages 6-8

Visit Avondale, where Miss Fancy lived!

Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth 2019

SIBA Fresh Okra Pick

2019 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List

"Holyfield's cheerful, robust illustrations use effective painterly textures to bring the period to life"
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Author and artist together take a small but memorable anecdote from Birmingham history... and create a window into the Jim Crow South while also telling a compelling tale about a boy and an elephant." - Horn Book

"Quality storytelling and beautiful art allow a likable protagonist to shine." - Kirkus