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Contributor(s): Coleman, Evelyn (Author), Geter, Tyrone (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 080758956X     ISBN-13: 9780807589564
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1996

Annotation: "Subtle and stirring, this tale-within-a-tale begins with an affectionate exchange between and African-American girl and her grandmother, then telescopes to encompass an electrifying moment fraught with personal and political significance. . ."--"Publishers Weekly." Named a 1996 Notable Book for Children by "Smithsonian" magazine.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 560 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Series: Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback
Physical Information: 0.1" H x 7.9" W x 10.06" (0.26 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 15247
Reading Level: 3.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:

When Grandma was a little girl in Mississippi, she sneaked into town one day. It was a hot day--the kind of hot where a firecracker might light up by itself. But when this little girl saw the Whites Only sign on the water fountain, she had no idea what she would spark when she took off her shoes and--wearing her clean white socks--stepped up to drink. Bravery, defiance, and a touch of magic win out over hatred in this acclaimed story by Elevelyn Coleman. Tyrone Geter's paintings richly evoke its heat, mood, and legendary spirit.

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