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Remember: The Journey to School Integration (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) Hardcover – May 3, 2004
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The book is, in its own words, "a unique pictorial and narrative journey that introduces children to a watershed period in American history". In many children's books, such a title would begin with an Author's Note that speaks to adults about what the writer is attempting to accomplish. Morrison takes a different route. She speaks immediately to the child readers of this book. "This book is about you", she explains. She tells the kids about this dark period in American history. She gives them a briefing in the history and the multitude of reasons why we should never forget that this occurred. Then the pictures begin.Read more ›
The pictures that accompany Morrison's deceptively simple text add great depth to the meaning of the book. They add a touch of poignancy that makes it personal.
This book is a poetic experience, inspiring and uplifting - no matter what your age.
Toni Morrison, (whom I thank every day for opening for me a window into de black world and way of thinking) with her fluent, elegant and sober writing, leads us to remember a time of struggle and advancement into an equal society, which is a goal we are still far from attaining.
This is a book to see, read and keep near at hand in order to be able to keep watch against prejudice and lack of tolerance. We can strive for a better and more just social world.
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Remember The Journey to School Integration
By: Toni Morrison
2005 Coretta Scott King Book Award
The book is about how the 1950's changed the lives for many young black people that attended a segregated school. Segregation through the school district was legal but were suppose to equal with each other. The black school were quite inferior to those of their white counter parts. The book takes on the perspective of a young black girls speaking on why they don't feel white is any better than them and really do not understand why they are so different. The names of these schools actually had the words colored in the names of their school, Danneel Colored Public School. I guess this was so that no white person dare to try to enroll their children in this school. In May 17, 1954 the supreme court announced a decision in Brown Vs Board Education that separation of school are not equal. A lot of people did not like the decision but eventually were made to comply. There are many pictures in this book that describe the scene without words. The pictures speak for themselves. For instances whites started looting because they did want their white children going to go to school with black children. The whites did not send their children to school due to blacks. Blacks were treated as criminals. Very few accounts in the books where whites are actually being civil to the black community. This book gives you segregation from a child's perspective. It makes it a little more real and a little more sad.
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I bought the book for my grandkids who are voracious readers. They enjoyed the book.Published 13 months ago by CJBruce
Beautiful, and very accessible to a middle-grade reader. Adults will love it too.Published 15 months ago by merrymran
This book highlights the segregation of black children. I love reading books from Toni Morrison. She offers non-fiction reading in real life.Published on January 17, 2014 by Gloribel Gonzalez
I bought this book for my classroom of middle schoolers and they love it. It tells a moving story through pictures. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by vonbora
Morrison opens the door to the past for young readers. She opens the story up by telling young readers that "this book is about you", helping them relate to sad situations of hate... Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by bessturg