Goin' Someplace Special

Goin' Someplace Special

eBook - 2009
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In segregated Nashville during the 1950s, a young African American girls endures a series of indignities and obstacles to get to the public library, one of the few integrated places in the city.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2009
Edition: First Aladdin Paperbacks edition
ISBN: 9781481416504
1481416502
1416927352
9781416927358
Characteristics: 1 online resource (34 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Going someplace special

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AL_DONNA Jan 31, 2017

These illustrations are beautiful! The artist focused most of the color in the picture on to the main character on each page making her the beautiful spot that draws your eye to her, making her beautiful in a time where being "colored" was supposed to be an insult. Loved the artist's subtle way of throwing that idea out the door.

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muffinpopcorn
Jan 10, 2014

Good story about the author herself's experiences back in the 1950's and the segregation of where the colored could not attend , but there was one
SPECIAL place where ALL could go .
Good ending to the story.

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