These Hands by Margaret H. MasonThese Hands by Margaret H. Mason

These Hands

byMargaret H. MasonIllustratorFloyd Cooper

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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* "Relate[s]&nbsphistory with heart and resonance."&nbsp - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Joseph's grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds. But at one time, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread Factory. In the 1950s and 60s, factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touched by Grandpa's hands, or the hands of any other African American worker. And so, Joseph learns how those workers joined hands and raised their voices so that one day their hands could do anything.
Margaret H. Mason learned about the Detroit Wonder Bread factory's discriminatory policies from an old friend and Bakers Union stalwart. She lives in Ferndale, Michigan. Visit her website at Floyd Coope r has illustrated more than sixty children's books. He is a recipient of the Coretta Scott Ki...
Title:These HandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.16 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544555465

ISBN - 13:9780544555464


Editorial Reviews

Floyd Cooper is a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor.For all the many titles that appear on segregation and protest for younger readers, this one stands tall not just for delving into a piece of labor history not previously covered, but for its ability to relate history with heart and resonance."- Kirkus, starred review ". . . stirring pictures celebrate the historic civil rights and union protests that brought attention to the issue . . . The story's roots in rarely told history will widen the audience for this moving title to older readers, too."- Booklist "It's a moving study of multigenerational relationships and triumph over discrimination."- Publishers Weekly "