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Covington Branch E MCKIS P (Text) 33126008147393 Easy Available -
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  • ISBN: 0689818858 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: [36] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2001.

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General Note: Coretta Scott King Award, 2002.
Summary, etc.: In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award, 2002.
Subject: African Americans Fiction
Segregation Fiction

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2001 September
    Gr 3-5-'Tricia Ann's first solo trip out of her neighborhood reveals the segregation of 1950s' Nashville and the pride a young African-American girl takes in her heritage and her sense of self-worth. In an eye-opening journey, McKissack takes the child through an experience based upon her own personal history and the multiple indignities of the period. She experiences a city bus ride and segregated parks, restaurants, hotels, and theaters and travels toward "Someplace Special." In the end, readers see that 'Tricia Ann's destination is the integrated public library, a haven for all in a historical era of courage and change. Dialogue illustrates her confidence and intelligence as she bravely searches for truth in a city of Jim Crow signs. Pinkney re-creates the city in detailed pencil-and-watercolor art angled over full-page spreads, highlighting the young girl with vibrant color in each illustration. A thought-provoking story for group sharing and independent readers.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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