Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 40 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0.39 in
Published: September 1, 2001
Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689818858
ISBN - 13: 9780689818851
About the Book
Growing up in 1950s Nashville, Tennessee, Tricia Ann faces signs everywhere saying "For Whites Only." When her grandmother allows her to go "someplace special" for the first time, 'Tricia Ann heads for the public library--where "all" are welcome. Full color.
From the Publisher
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
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.
About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of Let My
People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award for children''s
literature, which she wrote with her husband, Fredrick. Her other
highly acclaimed books include The Honest-to-Goodness
Truth; Ma Dear''s Aprons; the 1989 Newbery Honor Book
and Coretta Scott King Award winner The Dark-Thirty; and
the Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner
Mirandy and Brother Wind, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
She lives in Chesterfield, Missouri.