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An African American family becomes a new kind of pioneer

Leaving behind Big Mama, loving relatives, and the familiar red soil and cotton fields of Alabama, Jessie and her family are going north to Nebraska. They are pioneers searching for a better life, one with decent schools and jobs. But traveling through the segregated South is difficult for an African American family in the 1960s. With most public places reserved for "whites only," where will they stop to get gas and food?

Lyrical free verse and evocative paintings capture the rhythm of the road and a young girl's longing as she wonders: Will I like it there? Will I like the North?

Synopsis:

An African-American family becomes a new kind of pioneer in the 1960s as it migrates north from segregated Alabama to Nebraska in search of a better life. Lyrical free verse and evocative paintings capture the rhythm of the road and a young girl's longing as she wonders if she'll like the north. Full color.

About the Author

Janice N. Harrington is a children's librarian and professional storyteller. This is her first children's book. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Jerome Lagarrigue received the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent for his illustrations for Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374326814
ill.:
Lagarrigue, Jerome
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Lagarrigue, Jerome
Author:
Lagarrigue, Jerome
Author:
Harrington, Janice N.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Social Situations - New Experience
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
History
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/United States/African American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout; Aut
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.4 x 11.26 x 0.44 in 1 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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"Synopsis" by , An African-American family becomes a new kind of pioneer in the 1960s as it migrates north from segregated Alabama to Nebraska in search of a better life. Lyrical free verse and evocative paintings capture the rhythm of the road and a young girl's longing as she wonders if she'll like the north. Full color.
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