Goin' Someplace Special

Goin' Someplace Special

Book - 2001
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There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color...and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself.
When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, 'Tricia Ann hurries to catch the bus heading downtown. But unlike the white passengers, she must sit in the back behind the Jim Crow sign and wonder why life's so unfair.
Still, for each hurtful sign seen and painful comment heard, there's a friend around the corner reminding 'Tricia Ann that she's not alone. And even her grandmother's words -- "You are somedbody, a human being -- no better, no worse than anybody else in this world" -- echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward.
Patricia C. McKissack's poignant story of growing up in the segregated South and Jerry Pinkney's rich, detailed watercolors lead readers to the doorway of freedom.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689818851
Branch Call Number: j PO MCKISSAC
Characteristics: [36] pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry


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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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