"Subtle and stirring, this tale-within-a-tale begins with an affectionate exchange between and African-American girl and her grandmother, then telescopes to encompass an electrifying moment fraught with personal and political significance. . ."--"Publishers Weekly." Named a 1996 Notable Book for Children by "Smithsonian" magazine.
In the segregated south, a young girl thinks that she can drink from a fountain marked "Whites Only" because she is wearing her white socks.
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