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The Resource Grandmama's pride, Becky Birtha ; illustrated by Colin Bootman

Grandmama's pride, Becky Birtha ; illustrated by Colin Bootman

Label
Grandmama's pride
Title
Grandmama's pride
Statement of responsibility
Becky Birtha ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While on a trip in 1956 to visit her grandmother in the South, six-year-old Sarah Marie experiences segregation for the first time, but discovers that things have changed by the time she returns the following year. Every summer, Mama, Sister, and Sarah Marie take the bus down south to visit Grandmama. The three of them sit in the back of the bus, because, as Mama says, it is the best seat. At the bus station, Grandmama is waiting in the stand-up waiting room, though there is another room where people can sit down. Later, on a walk into town, the girls don't drink from the water fountain because Grandmama says she'll make fresh lemon-mint iced tea when they get home. Throughout the summer, Aunt Maria teaches Sarah Marie how to read. Then Sarah Marie notices signs in town she hadn't been able to read before, like the one on a bathroom door that says "White Women" and another that says "Colored Women." Sarah Marie faces a hard realization about the segregated South. But in the fall she reads about events happening in places like Clinton, Tennessee, and Montgomery, Alabama. And by the next summer, when they go back to visit Grandmama, they all sit in the front of the bus
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Birtha, Becky
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B52337
LC item number
Gra 2005
Literary form
fiction
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Bootman, Colin
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  • Segregation
  • Grandmothers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
Target audience
primary
Label
Grandmama's pride, Becky Birtha ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm57675797
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807530283
Lccn
2005003991
Other control number
9780807530283
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807530283
  • (Sirsi) i9780807530283
  • (Sirsi) i9780807530283
Label
Grandmama's pride, Becky Birtha ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Publication
Control code
ocm57675797
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807530283
Lccn
2005003991
Other control number
9780807530283
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807530283
  • (Sirsi) i9780807530283
  • (Sirsi) i9780807530283

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