Goin' Someplace Special

Goin' Someplace Special

Book - 2001
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Children's Pub., c2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780689818851
Branch Call Number: JP/McKis 359401 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry
Alternative Title: Going someplace special
Audience: "Ages 4-8"--P. [2] of cover


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ArapahoeDonna Jan 31, 2017

These illustrations are beautiful! The artist focused most of the color in the picture on to the main character on each page making her the beautiful spot that draws your eye to her, making her beautiful in a time where being "colored" was supposed to be an insult. Loved the artist's subtle way of throwing that idea out the door.

Jan 10, 2014

Good story about the author herself's experiences back in the 1950's and the segregation of where the colored could not attend , but there was one
SPECIAL place where ALL could go .
Good ending to the story.

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