The Delany Sisters Reach High (Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2003)

A biography of the Delany Sisters by Amy Hill Hearth for children ages 6 and up.

The Delany Sisters Reach High introduces children to the childhood of two very special African-American sisters who followed the advice of their father, a minister and vice-president of St. Augustine’s College, in striving to achieve their best. One of the sisters became the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York State. The other was the first black person to teach domestic science on the high school level in the New York City public schools. They both lived to be over 100 years old and have become inspirations to all those who read their story.


"Delivers a striking history lesson." - Publisher's Weekly

"With this book, Hearth has added a significant title to the spectrum of children's literature." - The Christian Science Monitor

[Tim Ladwig's illustrations are] "sunlit, golden, paradisiacal." - The Washington Post

"A window into life for African-American families in the early 20th century." - School Library Journal

"A wonderful biography (which) will delight readers with educational but fun information. (Reading it) can make you a better person." - The Dallas Morning News. (Reviewed by a fifth grade girl.)

"Hearth is an evocative writer with an appealing, direct style." - Asbury Park (N.J.) Press

"Inspiring reading for today's kids." - The Orange County (Calif.) Register.

ISBN 0-687-03074-9