Written and illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli. Published by Doubleday in 1946.
Marguerite de Angeli lived from 1889 to 1987 and won the Newbery Award in 1950 for The Door in the Wall. She is known for portraying children from different ethnic backgrounds in her picture books. Bright April was the first children's book to address the issue of racial prejudice. It's the story of a young African American girl in Philadelphia.