Grandmama's Pride

Becky Birtha (Author) Colin Bootman (Illustrator)
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Description

Six-year-old Sarah Marie, her mother, and her little sister travel down south to visit Grandmama in the summer of 1956. Grandmama makes every effort to shield her granddaughters from the prejudice that still plagues her town. But as Sarah Marie learns to read, she notices Grandmama's town is filled with signs and rules that she's never understood before. As Sarah Marie tries to make sense of the world around her, she's left wondering if life in the South will ever change.

Product Details

Price
$6.99
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date
November 01, 2016
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.5 X 0.1 X 8.3 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807530221

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About the Author

Becky Birtha often traveled by bus as a child to visit family in Virginia. Remembering those trips gave her the idea for Grandmama's Pride. She lives in Pennsylvania. Colin Bootman was born in Trinidad. He moved to the United States when he was seven, but the vibrant palette of the Caribbean has always influenced his painting. In 2004, he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award. He lives in New York.

Reviews

"Told in Sarah Marie's voice, this slice of dramatic history will touch both heart and mind." Booklist
"The strong, sensitive writing is enhanced by beautiful watercolor paintings filled with chips of light." School Library Journal
"Bittersweet nostalgia and a gentle introduction to an important and painful piece of our national past." Kirkus Reviews
-Told in Sarah Marie's voice, this slice of dramatic history will touch both heart and mind.- Booklist
-The strong, sensitive writing is enhanced by beautiful watercolor paintings filled with chips of light.- School Library Journal
-Bittersweet nostalgia and a gentle introduction to an important and painful piece of our national past.- Kirkus Reviews