Goin' Someplace Special

Picture Books | September 1, 2001

byPatricia C. McKissackIllustratorJerry Pinkney

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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.

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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 downto...

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 th...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.5 × 8.75 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Atheneum Books For Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689818858

ISBN - 13:9780689818851

Appropriate for ages: 4

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