There is nothing Tee enjoys more than sitting out on the porch with her great-greatmother, listening to the fascinating stories about the lucky stone.
Shiny and black as night, it brought good fortune to each of its owners for over one hundred years. First it helped Mandy, a runaway slave, win her freedom. Then it saved Vashti from death by lightning at a prayer meeting. And it even saved Tee's great-grandmother from the ferocious dancing dog and helped her meet her husband.
Now Tee can't help wondering what the old stone has in store for her. She certainly could use some luck on Valentine's Day. But the lucky stone doesn't belong to Tee. How can her wish come true?
About Lucille Clifton
Lucille Clifton is an award-winning poet who has written many acclaimed books for children and adults.
E.B. Lewis has won two Coretta Scott King Honor awards for his artwork.
WINNER 1981 Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List WINNER 1981 Kansas William White Master List