Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack

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There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color...and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself.
When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, 'Tricia Ann hurries to catch the bus heading downtown. But unlike the white passengers, she must sit in the back behind the Jim Crow sign and wonder why life's so unfair.
Still, for each hurtful sign seen and painful comment heard, there's a friend around the corner reminding 'Tricia Ann that she's not alone. And even her grandmother's words -- "You are somedbody, a human being -- no better, no worse than anybody else in this world" -- echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward.
Patricia C. McKissack's poignant story of growing up in the segregated South and Jerry Pinkney's rich, detailed watercolors lead readers to the doorway of freedom.

About Patricia C. McKissack

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Patricia C. McKissack is the Coretta Scott King and Newbery award-winning author of more than 100 books about the African-American experience. She lives in Missouri. Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. is the author of numerous books. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Randy DuBurke is the illustrator of several books. He lives in Switzerland.
Published March 18, 2014 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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McKissack draws from her childhood in Nashville for this instructive picture book. "I don't know if I'm ready to turn you loose in the world," Mama Frances tells her granddaughter w

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