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Grandmama's pride

by Birtha, Becky, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books j Fic Birtha,
Location  CLP - Sheraden
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Fic Birtha,
Clairton Public Library Picture Books JP B
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JP B
Six-year-old Sarah Marie, her mother, and her little sister travel down south to visit Grandmama in the summer of 1956. Grandmama makes every effort to shield her granddaughters from the prejudice that still plagues her town. But as Sarah Marie learns to read, she notices Grandmama's town is filled with signs and rules that she's never understood before. As Sarah Marie tries to make sense of the world around her, she's left wondering if life in the South will ever change.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 3. Birtha contributes another picture-book remembrance of the days when African Americans were forced to sit at the back of the bus, this one distinguished by superb watercolor artwork that makes segregation personal. Every summer Mama, Sister, and Sarah Marie take the bus from their home in the North to the South to see Grandmama. This year, 1956, will be different; when Sarah Marie's aunt teaches her to read, the child discovers the consequences of the signs that say Whites only and Colored People, and learns the import of civil rights. The straightforward text and arresting watercolor illustrations (the evocative cover says it all, showing the determination on Grandmama's face) bring home the fierce pride, the dignity, and the emotional impact of the times: Grandmama's pride was too tall to fit in the back of the bus. Told in Sarah Marie's voice, this slice of dramatic history will touch both heart and mind. An author's note provides historical context. --Julie Cummins Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Segregation -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Southern States -- History -- 1951- -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1953-1961 -- Fiction.
Publisher Morton Grove, Ill. :Albert Whitman,2005
Contributors Bootman, Colin.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780807530283
080753028X (hardcover)
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