Drawing on her own Nashville childhood, Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (The Dark- Thirty) brings the injustices of segregation to life in this bittersweet picture book. Illustrator Jerry Pinkney, four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor Medalist, captures the spirit of the '50s with his lovely watercolors. McKissack and Pinkney previously collaborated on Mirandy and Brother Wind. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter
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This book was set in the 1950's so I think it would be a good way for children to understand how the everyday world used to be segregated.
'Tricia Ann is going to her favorite spot..."Someplace Special", and today she's going all by herself for the very first time.
All social studies teachers should purchase this book! It is an excellent resource for civil rights lesson planning. Buy it quick!Published 17 months ago by Jeri Menking
Jerry Pinkney is a genius. His illustrations are so, so good. The nicest surprise for me in this book is the contrast between the everyday-ordinary-muted color world and the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Heiss
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. Mckissack is the story of a young girl who wants to take the journey to her favorite spot by herself without her grandmother. Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by Nick
Goin' someplace special was a tremendous book! I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book; the pictures were very colorful the book almost looked like it was painted in all... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Candace Lee
Synopsis: This is the story of a young girl venturing out on her own for the first time. This experience would lead to anxiety, excitement, and also trouble for most children. Read morePublished on May 1, 2008 by Kim Konieczka
Goin' Someplace Special is a very powerful,moving book. This book foucuses a lot on the problem of segregation. I think that every person in the world should read this book. Read morePublished on December 2, 2006
Goin' Someplace Special is a story of a little girl named Tricia Ann living in the South during the 1950's when segregation was occurring. Read morePublished on May 9, 2006 by Karen Mallory
The book Goin Someplace Special is very historic,it starts off with a 13 year old,black african american girl and her grandma. Read morePublished on September 28, 2005