Childtimes: A Three-generation Memoir

Paperback | January 30, 1993

byEloise Greenfield

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Three generations of African-American women remember their "childtimes" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. This book preserves the lives and communities of times past for future generations.

Complete with a family tree, Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little's Childtimes beautifully captures the experiences of grandmother, mother, and daughter as they recall moments from their childhood.

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Three generations of black women remember their "childtimes" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. "The intimate details of loving and growing up and the honesty with which they are told will involve all readers, both black and white . . ".--School Library Journal

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Three generations of African-American women remember their "childtimes" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. This book preserves the lives and communities of times past for future generations. Complete with a family tree, Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little's Childtimes beautifully captures the experienc...

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Eloise Greenfield‘Three [African-American] women—grandmother, mother, daughter—recall significant aspects of their respective childhoods [from the 1800s through the 1950s]. The effect is poignant and moving [as familiar patterns develop]: household chores, school life and socials, encounters with prejudice, love of family, pride of he...

Eloise Greenfield's illustrious list of books for young people includes The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book for 2007, and In the Land of Words, an NCTE 2005 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, both illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, as well as Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, named a distinguished book by th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 6.5 × 0.53 inPublished:January 30, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461343

ISBN - 13:9780064461344

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 11

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Three generations of black women remember their "childtimes" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. "The intimate details of loving and growing up and the honesty with which they are told will involve all readers, both black and white . . ".--School Library Journal