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Goin' someplace special

Author: Pat McKissack; Jerry Pinkney
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Children's stories
Children's literature
Historical fiction
Coretta Scott King Award (author)
Juvenile works
Fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKissack, Pat, 1944-
Goin' someplace special.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001
(OCoLC)649908905
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat McKissack; Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 9780689818851 0689818858 0329279807 1413100961 9780329279806 9781413100969
OCLC Number: 43050147
Notes: "An Anne Schwartz book."
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2002
Target Audience: AD730L
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Other Titles: Going someplace special
Responsibility: Patricia C. McKissack ; Jerry Pinkney.

Abstract:

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 somebody, a human being - no better, no worse than anybody else in this world"--Echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward.
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-07) Good Permalink

     The book Goin' Somplace Special is about a girl whose parents thought she was old enough to go somewhere by herself when people were segregated. "I thought it was a very interesting book." --student. The girl is going to the library which is the "someplace special." An excellent...
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