Granddaddy's Gift by Margaree King Mitchell

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When her grandfather registers to vote while living in segregated Mississippi, an Afro-American girl begins to understand why he insists that she attend school.

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Published February 1, 1997 by Bridgewater Books. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sensitive effort from Mitchell (Uncle Jed's Barbershop, 1993), about a courageous man in the segregated South who steadfastly pursued a goal (in this case, the right to vote), creating a legacy of pride and hope for the young girl who tells his story.

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Fearful neighbors shun Granddaddy and Little Joe finds herself cut off from ""used-to-be friends."" But when their church is set on fire, the black community unifies and joins Granddaddy in registering.

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