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Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milk shake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days, and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in this series tells the story behind a different "scrap of time"; together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations.

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Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, readers see what life was like for a black child in Nashville in 1960, when she couldn't get served a milkshake at a downtown restaurant. Illustrations.

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Gordon C. James also illustrates the Scraps of Time series by Patricia C. McKissack. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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ISBN:
9780142406878
Author:
Mckissack
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
James, Gordon
Illustrator:
James, Gordon C.
Author:
James, Gordon
Author:
McKissack, Patricia C.
Author:
McKissack, Patricia
Subject:
History
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Segregation
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Scraps of Time
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.78x5.14x.32 in. .21 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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