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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I loved this book. I read it to my children and it was a real educational experience.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
A fictional story that is drawn from the author's life in segregated Nashville, Tn in the 1950's. It is a heart breaking story that also shows resilience. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Persop
Although the main character, Trish, has been to town many times with her grandmother, she's never ventured there on her own. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James Charnock
All social studies teachers should purchase this book! It is an excellent resource for civil rights lesson planning. Buy it quick!Published on April 17, 2013 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 on December 1, 2012 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