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Me and Momma and Big John

Mara Rockliff

Big John is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Little John tells the story of his mother’s work as a stonecutter at the cathedral. Momma comes home from work, covered in gray dust, exhausted yet inspired as she tells him it “isn’t just a job, it’s an art.” The history of this beloved landmark is seen through the eyes of a struggling family, transformed through the power of meaningful work. William Low’s light-filled illustrations show the quiet pride of the family as well as the magnificence of the cathedral. Ages 6-9