This Is The Rope: A Story From The Great Migration

byJacqueline WoodsonIllustratorJames Ransome

August 29, 2013|
This Is The Rope: A Story From The Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson
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Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother.

Newbery Honor–winning author Jacqueline Woodson and Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator James Ransome use the rope to frame a thoughtful and moving story as readers follow the little girl’s journey. During the time of the Great Migration, millions of African American families relocated from the South, seeking better opportunities. With grace and poignancy, Woodson’s lilting storytelling and Ransome’s masterful oil paintings of country and city life tell a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future.
Jacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) is the recipient of the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. She was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and in 2015, she was named the You...
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Title:This Is The Rope: A Story From The Great MigrationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.25 X 9.44 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 11.25 X 9.44 X 0.4 inPublished:August 29, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399239863

ISBN - 13:9780399239861

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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