White Socks Only

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7.9 X 10.06 X 0.1 inches | 0.26 pounds

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About the Author
Evelyn Coleman's books include To Be a Drum; White Socks Only; The Riches of Oseola McCarty, a Smithsonian Notable Book and a Carter G. Woodson Honor Book; and Born in Sin. Evelyn lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received the Atlanta Mayor's fellowship for achievement in children's literature. Visit Evelyn online at EvelynColeman.com.

"A quiet, stunning foray into segregated Mississippi: one hot afternoon, a little girl from the country, venturing for the first time alone into town, drinks from the 'Whites Only' fountain. Eventually, in places like this, courage would transcend hate; this extraordinary book helps us, and our children, to understand how that transformation came to be. The most outstanding title for 1996."--Smithsonian Magazine

"Subtle and stirring, this tale-within-a-tale begins with an affectionate exchange between an African American girl and her grandmother, then telescopes to encompass an electrifying moment fraught with personal and political significance."--Publishers Weekly

"The book works as an effective portrayal of a child's innocence and her awakening to racism."--Booklist

"It's an important [story] that will help young children start thinking and talking about race relations in this country both historically and in the present."--Children's Literature

1996 Notable Book for Children, Smithsonian Magazine
Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller