Childtimes by Eloise Greenfield
A Three-Generation Memoir

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Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter--who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.

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Eloise Greenfield is the author of an illustrious list of books for young people, including The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book; In the Land of Words, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, winner of a Bank Street Children's Book Award—all illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; the Coretta Scott King Author Award; the Award of Excellence from the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Writing Project; the Milner Award; the Hope S. Dean Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature; and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, D.C.
Published January 1, 1979 by Crowell. 175 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Author Greenfield and her mother have assembled the first of these three first-person recollections from the autobiographical writings and oral accounts of Patti Frances Ridley Jones, born in North Carolina in 1884--when a short plank brought home by Papa from the lumber mill would afford a littl...

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